On Wednesday, December 11, La Brea Tar Pits will be closing at 3pm for a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Witness science in action at La Brea Tar Pits.
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Go on an exploration of MAMMOTH proportions
The Excavator Tour explores the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work; our historic excavation pits; and Project 23, where live excavations can be seen.
Discoveries from the Tar Pits
Hear some of the little-known stories behind the world’s most famous Ice Age fossil site.
What are you interested in learning about at the Tar Pits?
Tales from the Tar Pits
We literally have Ice Age L.A. in our hands.
We try to connect nature, people, and science—at our museums and out in L.A.