La Brea Tar Pits museum will remain closed until further notice. The park at La Brea Tar Pits is currently open and visitors can currently see paleontologists working at our excavation site weekly.  See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Family Activities

Little boy in hat crouches on a low rock ledge and looks into the nature gardens pond

Let the crafts and games begin! Take a break, and learn from our artists and educators how to make a dino shadow puppet, read illustrated stories, color outside the lines, and discover the natural wonders where you live.

For Middle and High School Students