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

Dig In to the Science Behind Asphalt Formation

From seismic activity to tiny marine life, watch and learn about the how and why of asphalt formation in Los Angeles.

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