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).

Race to the Skies

A historically brave flight


Southern California's aviation history

Take a trip back in time and up into the sky at the 1910 Dominguez Hills Air Meet. Through stunning archival video, photos and the Becoming Los Angeles Exhibit, Gallery Interpreter Daniel Caballero tells the story of Archibald Hoxsey and the race to break the altitude record. It's a thrilling chapter in the history of aviation in Southern California.