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).

Photo of paleontologist excavating fossils

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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.

Sat

28

Nov

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sun

29

Nov

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sat

05

Dec

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sun

06

Dec

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sat

12

Dec

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows All Ages
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

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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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