The Museum at La Brea Tar Pits is now open. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information. 

the Tar Pits

Glopping in Pit 91 La Brea Tar Pits

Experience the Tar Pits

Discover science in action and make discoveries right alongside our scientists. Step into the past and experience the Ice Age come to life!

As a museum of, for and with L.A., we are excited to welcome our community back to the Tar Pits and museum after more than a year of COVID-19 closure.

We celebrate the diversity of our audiences and, as we open our doors again, are committed to doing so with equity, accessibility, and inclusion in mind.

Safety, cleanliness and community health are our utmost priorities as we welcome people back into our museums. In some areas of our outdoor areas and museum exhibitions, you may find limited access to prioritize safety and ensure social distancing guidelines are followed. Look for signs that may point out suggested one-way flows and other safety guidelines.