Parking and Directions
There’s so much to explore. Here’s the information you need to plan your day.
9:30 am–5:00 pm
Closed the first Tuesday of every month.
Also closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
6 am–10 pm
$18 flat rate
The museum's parking lot is located at the corner of Curson Avenue and 6th Street, directly behind the museum. Enter from the western side of Curson Avenue.
If you choose street parking, please read all parking signs carefully, as restrictions apply. Most importantly, do not park along Wilshire Boulevard between the hours of 7-9 am and 4-7 pm (Monday - Friday), or your car will be ticketed and towed. This applies even if you are parked at a meter.
Don’t Miss a Thing
Pick up a La Brea Tar Pits Discovery Guide when you arrive so you don’t miss a thing. The Tar Pits are an indoor-outdoor experience. Here you will find a map to the entire park, where our live excavations are, and what you can explore inside the museum.
Smoking is prohibited on our premises (including outdoor areas). Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy environment for everyone to enjoy!