Teacher Resources | La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Teacher Resources



Spend a Saturday morning at La Brea Tar Pits and gain some unique experiences and skills to take back to your classroom. Our free weekend educator workshops explore teaching techniques and methodologies that will connect your students to active science in L.A. and meet NGSS and Common Core goals!


What’s New: Global Discoveries            
Saturday February 9, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an exciting day as we explore new discoveries at the Tar Pits and beyond, and learn how paleontology can help us uncover the mysteries of that past. Meet our museum curator, Dr. Emily Lindsey, whose fieldwork in the United States, Antarctica, Chile, and Guyana has led to ongoing research investigating tar pits in Ecuador and their connections to our own Los Angeles tar pits. 

Registration coming soon!

Subscribe to the educator e-mail list in the sidebar to be the first to learn about upcoming opportunities. Click here to see the educator opportunities the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has to offer!


If you missed a workshop or just can't seem to find that one amazing handout, don't worry! Just click here to download resources from our past workshops. 


Subscribe to our educator e-mail list in the sidebar to be the first to hear about free educator events and updates at La Brea Tar Pits! In it, you'll find the latest on scheduling a visit, new programs, upcoming professional development opportunities, and other cool resources available to you and your students. To view past newsletters, click here.


Download our printable lesson plans to help your students connect classroom curriculum with their museum experiences!

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