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What happens after the fossils at La Brea Tar Pits are excavated? This is where you find out.
Travel back in time with Titans of the Ice Age.
Project 23 Revealed
Walk to our current excavation where you’ll talk to real excavators about their newest discoveries and learn the inside story of Project 23.
Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20
Inside the Fossil Lab
Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!
A juvenile mammoth that was discovered during a dig for the new Metro
Our researchers make exciting discoveries all over the world
La Brea Tar Pits Assistant Curator Emily Lindsey and a team of researchers found a treasure trove of giant ground sloth specimens
Every year, NHM researchers (and sometimes, office folk like myself) make their way to an exclusive Utah dig site to unearth more and more dinosaur bones.
After adventuring from the world as it was—Pangaea to a life-size re-creation of Cryolophosaurus, we caught up with some of the museum’s explorers to ask them about their expedition experience.
Pacific Gaper Clam: A large, common bivalve that inhabits sandy areas of bays along an open coast, often buried a foot or more.
Dig up the past as you discover the science of the fossil’s journey from excavation to our col
Our goal is to foster integrative research collaborations at asphaltic fossil localities around the world.