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).

First Date Tour

Nervous about your first date? We got you. Follow this tour and fall in love with La Brea Tar Pits.

 

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Tar Pull

Tar Pull
Museum
Test your strength with our Tar Pull! You don’t have to get all gooey, but you might just get gooey-eyed.

Fossil Lab

Fossil Lab
Museum
Fall in love with your date and with science! Watch our scientists and volunteers work on real specimens from our active excavation sites.

3D film

3D film
Museum
Cuddle up during one of our 3D movies.

Atrium

Atrium
Museum
Talk a walk to remember through our indoor gardens.

Project 23

Project 23
Outdoors
Make memories by the millions, with millions of fossils to explore from our latest project. We saved 23 boxes worth of material and fossils unearthed during the construction of a nearby parking garage. Every day, staff scientists and volunteers excavate in these 23 boxes, one inch at a time.

Watch sunset from hillside

Watch sunset from hillside
Outdoors
After an afternoon of exploring ancient tar pits and fossils, watch the stunning sunset from the hillside.

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Tar Pull
Museum
Test your strength with our Tar Pull! You don’t have to get all gooey, but you might just get gooey-eyed.

Fossil Lab
Museum
Fall in love with your date and with science! Watch our scientists and volunteers work on real specimens from our active excavation sites.

3D film
Museum
Cuddle up during one of our 3D movies.

Atrium
Museum
Talk a walk to remember through our indoor gardens.

Project 23
Outdoors
Make memories by the millions, with millions of fossils to explore from our latest project. We saved 23 boxes worth of material and fossils unearthed during the construction of a nearby parking garage. Every day, staff scientists and volunteers excavate in these 23 boxes, one inch at a time.

Watch sunset from hillside
Outdoors
After an afternoon of exploring ancient tar pits and fossils, watch the stunning sunset from the hillside.

All Self-Guided Tours

First Date Tour

Get stuck together at the Tar Pits

Kid at Heart Tour

Go on, unleash your inner child

Staff Favorites Tour

A few of our favorite things

Selfie Tour

Show your best life at these photo worthy spots