Our museums will be closed until further notice to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority is the well-being and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. Stay up to date with NHMLAC's response to COVID-19.​​​ Nuestros museos estarán cerrados hasta nuevo aviso para minimizar la propagación del COVID-19. Ve la respuesta de NHMLAC ante el coronavirus (COVID-19).

Teen Program

Teens helping out in the Fossil Lab as part of La Brea Tar Pits Teen Program

La Brea Tar Pits invites curious and motivated teens to join us for our Teen Program.

The time for accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Teen Program has passed. Please check back in July 2020 if you are interested in applying for the 2020-2021 Teen Program. 


As part of the 2019-2020 Teen Program cohort, fifteen 13- to 17-year-olds will work behind-the-scenes with expert staff from La Brea Tar Pits (LBTP) to explore the stories of the Tar Pits, participate in current museum research projects, and create a free museum event in celebration of the what they discover.

The team of science-interested teens will meet at LBTP twice a month (one Tuesday evening and one weekend day) from January 2020 to May 2020 to support each other in advancing their knowledge and interest in the skills that go behind research at LBTP. 

With this program, we aim to provide our participants with a positive and supportive network to explore their interests in the natural world, and an experience that stands out on future job and college applications.