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: $5 Adults, Seniors, and Youth. Children 2 and under FREE, members FREE. Please buy tickets in advance. Seating is limited.
Adventures in Nature Day Camp
Registration is now open! Click here to register for camp at the Tar Pits and at the Natural History Museum. To learn what we have to offer this summer, check out our Summer Adventures in Nature brochure!
Adventures in Nature is a day camp offered every summer and seasonally throughout the school year at both the La Brea Tar Pits and the Natural History Museum. 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.
Become a Member
Members get free admission, free Ice Age Encounters tickets, special discounts, and lots of other great benefits! Learn More