Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Accessibility

We aim to make La Brea Tar Pits an exciting, educational, and enjoyable experience for everyone. If you have any questions about your visit and the services we offer, please contact our Call Center at 213.763.3499 or info@tarpits.org.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be checked out at the Main Entrance by depositing a driver's license or other form of valid identification. All exhibits and theaters within the museum building are accessible for wheelchairs. Wheelchairs may enter through the Main Entrance, located on the south side of the building; follow the suggested route through the pedestrian gate adjacent to the handicapped spaces in the parking lot. 

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available in La Brea Tar Pits car park. From here follow the paved trail around the park and to the entrance of the museum. 

Accessible Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the museum at La Brea Tar Pits.

Service Animals

In order to provide a secure and healthy environment for our guests, as well as to protect our collections, we can only allow service animals in our museum.  A service animal is one that is trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. 

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

All exhibits at the museum at La Brea Tar Pits contain videos with open captioning. At our 3D theater, CaptiView closed captioning and assistive listening devices are available for our movies upon request from theater staff. American Sign Language interpretation or CART services are provided at no fee for all public programs, lectures, and tours. American Sign Language interpretation or CART services are provided at no fee for all public programs, lectures, and tours. To request ASL interpretation or CART services, contact info@nhm.org at least two weeks in advance of your visit.