There’s so much to explore. Here’s the information you need to plan your day.
We’re open 9:30 am to 5 pm every day of the year, except for:
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- New Year's Day (January 1)
Discover La Brea Tar Pits your way by adding on special experiences.
Buy your tickets online and save.
$15 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.
Important note about parking:
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.
Your Museum Photos
You can arrange photo opportunities through Magic Memories.
When you purchase a Magic Memories photo pack, you can download your images for up to 3 months, and also share your e-story with friends and family by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.
If you've already purchased a photo pack, you may access your high-resolution images here.
Smoking is prohibited on our premises (including outdoor areas). Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy environment for everyone to enjoy!