Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

L.A.'s Carnivores

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Family admiring direwolf skull with gallery interpreter at La Brea Tar Pits


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The Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum and the William S. Hart Museum are closed as of 5 pm, Friday, March 13, until further notice. We have postponed this Homeschool Day until a later date. Please check back here for more information. 

From the saber-toothed cats and dire wolves of the past to the mountain lions and coyotes of today, Los Angeles has always been home to charismatic carnivores. Learn how we use fossils to study the predators of the past, and how our research can help conserve carnivores into the future.