Reimagine Site Plan Large

Reimagine the Future

A scientific marvel right in the heart of L.A.

A beloved destination for generations, La Brea Tar Pits is Earth’s most important Ice Age fossil site and a hub for both public education and critical research that connects the last major episode of climate change to today.

Yet, because it was built more than 50 years ago, it lacks the necessary facilities for modern-day scientific research, which inhibits the learning from our past that is so essential to understanding our collective future.

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, which oversees La Brea Tar Pits, is proposing to reimagine the entire 13-acre site as a state-of-the-art destination, inviting the public to witness and participate in the truly groundbreaking discovery that only happens here and uniquely threads the Earth’s past, present, and future.

The reimagined site will inspire by connecting the public to science, nature, history, and culture – like no other urban site on Earth can.