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Excavations

Exhibitions

Fossil Lab

What happens after the fossils at La Brea Tar Pits are excavated? This is where you find out.

3D Theater

Travel back in time with Titans of the Ice Age.

Fri

12

Aug

Excavator Tour

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 10:30 am
  • 1 pm

The Excavator Tour explores the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work, our historic excavation sites, and Project 23, where live excavations can be seen.

Fri

12

Aug

Saber-toothed Cat Chat

Talks All Ages
  • 3 pm

See what fossil clues from the Tar Pits reveal about L.A.'s famous Ice Age predator.

Sat

13

Aug

Excavator Tour

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 10:30 am
  • 1 pm

The Excavator Tour explores the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work, our historic excavation sites, and Project 23, where live excavations can be seen.

Sat

13

Aug

Saber-toothed Cat Chat

Talks All Ages
  • 3 pm

See what fossil clues from the Tar Pits reveal about L.A.'s famous Ice Age predator.

Sun

14

Aug

Excavator Tour

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 10:30 am
  • 1 pm

The Excavator Tour explores the Fossil Lab where real paleontologists work, our historic excavation sites, and Project 23, where live excavations can be seen.

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Future Paleontologist

Dig up the past as you discover the science of the fossil’s journey from excavation to our col

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Our Expeditions

Our goal is to foster integrative research collaborations at asphaltic fossil localities around the world.

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