Adventures In Nature Spring Camp is two, single-day camps held at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum for kids grades K - 5. This camp offers a unique experience – a true mix of science and the arts. From hands-on activities, to a behind-the-scenes look at our latest research projects, to meeting real Museum scientists, join us for an adventure that will last a lifetime!

To register click HERE!

To view the Spring Camp brochure click HERE!


Adventures in Nature is a day camp offered every summer and seasonally throughout the school year. Children in grades K through 8 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics — Earth's features, creatures, and cultures from around the globe. Enroll your children in our hands-on, interactive classes and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark children's natural curiosity and creativity.

To register click HERE!

To view the Summer Camp brochure click HERE!


Ice Age Encounters

Have an Ice Age Encounter when a snarling, prowling Saber-toothed Cat makes a special appearance at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. This jaw-dropping adult Smilodon fatalis will take you back to a time when big cats roamed the land we now call Los Angeles. Bring your camera. You won’t believe your eyes! Learn more about Ice Age Encounters programs here and the amazing team that makes it all possible here.

Fridays at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, and 12 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Tickets: $4 Adults, Seniors, and Youth. $3 Children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under FREE, members FREE. Please buy tickets in advance. Seating is limited.



The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as well as the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

Ever wonder what it’s like to spend the night at a Museum?  Grab your family and friends and find out while experiencing a night to remember. Discover if you’re a nighttime paleontologist, a mysteries-of-the-Museum-solver, or responsible for the next Ice Age find while sleeping among the collections at the Natural History Museum or the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.  Your ticket also provides vital support to the Museum's scientific and educational programs, helping fund everything from researchers in the field to 200,000 school children’s visits annually.

Upcoming Dates:

Registration opening up soon!

Saturday August 26, 2017
Saturday November 4, 2017

Have additional questions about our Sleepovers? Visit our FAQ page!

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday at the Museum!

What do I get when I book a birthday party?

2-hour fully-hosted and programmed party including:

  • Private ready-to-go event space
  • Expert staff to run the party for you, including all set up and clean up
  • Facilitated activities
  • General admission to museum for the day
  • Paper goods
  • Jumbo-sized birthday poster 

When/Where can I book a birthday party?

Birthday parties are typically hosted on weekends at 10 am, and 1:30 pm, and at both Natural History Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. To celebrate a birthday at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536 or email us at

We recommend scheduling your event at least two months in advance as availability is limited.


$800 for up to 40 guests, including the birthday child *Please note this is the max capacity at this location.

Members receive special pricing and you must be a Member at the time of booking to receive the Member discount. Click here to find out more.

Become a Member

Members get free admission, free Ice Age Encounters tickets, special discounts, and lots of other great benefits! Learn More