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).

Time Machine Window: A Look Back at Ice Age Los Angeles

Take a look at Los Angeles through Ice Age lenses

La Brea Tar Pits and Hancock Park

We're all probably getting a little tired of the view from our windows, but try picturing what your neighborhood was like during the last ice age and things suddenly get a lot more interesting. Fossils from La Brea Tar Pits paint a picture of a different world teeming with megafauna like saber-toothed cats and giant sloths, surviving in a much colder and wilder Los Angeles.  Join Gallery Interpreter Tony Turner for a look out your window and into the past, a journey made possible by the amazing research and discoveries found at La Brea Tar Pits.