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).

Museum Free Days, Admission, and Hours

We offer a variety of ways to see our general admission areas of the museum for free throughout the year. Additional tickets can still be purchased to see Titans of the Ice Age 3D and Ice Age Encounters.

Free First Tuesdays

Receive free museum admission on the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) as well as every Tuesday in September. We recommend reserving tickets in advance to guarantee museum entry and to skip the line, as we experience high attendance on these days. 

Free Museum Admission Daily For   

  • CA EBT cardholders with ID
  • CA teachers with ID
  • Active or retired military with ID
  • Children 2 and under

Tickets available at the museum with valid ID.

Free Hours for L.A. County Residents

L.A. County residents receive free museum admission Monday - Friday from 3 - 5 pm. Free hour tickets available at the museum. Bring a valid ID or utility bill the day of your visit.

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