In accordance with the L.A. City Municipal Code Ordinance, all eligible patrons (currently 12+) are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours. Visitors 18+ must also show a valid photo ID. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

Grants and Opportunities

field school students using microscopes in the fossil lab tar pits


Are you a student who wants to visit the Rancho La Brea collections for your research? We now have small grants available through the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County. Click here to apply!


Volunteers help with a lot of our work behind the scenes at the excavation site, in the lab and in collections. No experience is necessary as we will train you. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.


Support Rancho La Brea by making a donation to the Museum Fund today!