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Mammoths and Mastodons

Explore how these titans of the Ice Age evolved, adapted, and survived in a changing world.

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Go on an exploration of MAMMOTH proportions. Throughout the museum discover the stories of these creatures that once roamed Los Angeles. Get up close to La Brea’s real fossils and stand next to life-sized replicas that show what Ice Age mammoths and mastodons looked like in life. Take part in new interactive experiences that will give you a hands-on understanding of the science behind excavating and analyzing these fascinating creatures.

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Columbian Mammoth, Zed's, Skull

Watch our scientists work on conserving Zed's, our adult Columbian mammoth, skull

Mammoths and Mastodons Trunk Room
Mastodon Skeleton
Columbian Mammoth

Marvel at the massive size of the Columbian mammoth as you walk under its tusks.

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Watch our scientists work on conserving Zed's, our adult Columbian mammoth, skull

Marvel at the massive size of the Columbian mammoth as you walk under its tusks.

ALONG THE WAY, YOU’LL:

  • Make MAMMOTH discoveries with hands-on interactives.
  • Watch as our scientists conserve “Zed” the most complete Columbian mammoth ever discovered at the Tar Pits.
  • See what the most intact, mummified baby mammoth ever found looks like.
  • Discover the evolutionary journey of mammoths, mastodons and their relatives.