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BRING YOUR CLASS TO ICE AGE LOS ANGELES!

School Groups* Are Free!

Visit the La Brea Tar Pits with your class this year! Explore active excavation sites, see real fossils up close, and watch paleontologists in action -- all in the heart of Los Angeles! 

 

 

Book Your Trip Now!

We offer a variety of programs for school visitors of all ages! 
Click here to see our list of programs and exhibits.
Click here to book.

School Program FAQs

Click here for more information on lunches, planning your trip, chaperones, and rescheduling. 

Teacher Resources

Download Ice Age lesson plans, activities, and materials that will help your students explore our Museum, the Tar Pits, and our excavation sites. Our "Teacher Resources" page will also keep you up to date on professional development workshops and other educator opportunities. 
Click here.

Homeschool Day

We offer four Homeschool Days a year, so you can enjoy all the great things the Tar Pits have to offer without sharing the Museum with traditional school groups.

2014 - 2015 Homeschool Days:
L.A. Underground - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bugs and Botany - Thursday January 15, 2015
L.A.'s Carnivores - Friday, March 20, 2015
Astounding Adaptations - Friday, June 5, 2015

Ready to visit? Click here for parking, directions and more.

We also offer Homeschool Day at our sister institution the Natural History Museum

Field Trips on the Metro!


Want to book a school visit to the Page, but don't have a bus? Metro's Transit Education Team is excited to offer the Student Field Trip Program, which provides access to 20 approved destinations - including the Page Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits!
Interested? Click here to learn more!

*Qualifying school groups are: Pre K-12th grade groups from California accredited public schools, private schools, head start programs, and child development centers.

Are you a group but not a school? 
Click here or e-mail groupsales@nhm.org

 

Current Excavations

We excavate seven days a week at the tar pits, because of the extraordinary number of fossils still in the ground.

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