The museum at La Brea Tar Pits will remain closed until further notice. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
While the inside of the museum is closed, the park is open. Explore the Tar Pits and our excavation sites.
We literally have Ice Age L.A. in our hands with excavations happening in the park.
Tales from the Tar Pits
We try to connect nature, people, and science—all over L.A.
Know Your Tier
Check out all our favorite educational activities, lesson plans, how-to's, and resources designed to be used offsite
Witness science in action at La Brea Tar Pits.
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Architects WEISS/MANFREDI selected to lead the master planning process in Hancock Park.
La Brea Tar Pits has been voted one of 2019's World's Coolest Places by TIME for Kids.
What are you interested in learning about at the Tar Pits?