Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
The Ice Age Hair Ball


The Ice Age Hair Ball, June 4, 2016


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Mane Event cocktail party – Tickets will be available in April 2016.

2016 marks the return of the Ice Age Hair Ball, an every-other-year fundraising festivity -- fit for a prestigious asphalt seep. This time the event will be Bigger, Bolder, Hairier, as we celebrate the hairy nature of the animals found inside the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits by throwing a wild party that mashes up fashion and science. All guests will be encouraged to wear highly-stylized hair for the evening and will mingle with professional hair models coifed with over-the-top creations inspired by our famous La Brea animals. 

An invitational Pre-Party Dinner will kick off the celebration, with dinner served amid the world-famous skeletons and while paleontologists perform tableside excavations. VIPs will sneak inside the fossil lab to meet the Curators, and everyone will have the chance to tour the actual tar seeps.  Proceeds will support the important educational programs, exhibits and research at the Tar Pits.

Immediately following dinner is the Mane Event, a raucous outdoor cocktail party where dinner guests and cocktail party goers will converge to dance under the shadows of the mammoths and mingle with scientists at nerd-chic presentations. An unforgettable hair contest will pit guests against one another to collect voting chips that will yield the title of Hair Ball Champion.

An array of activities will complement the affair, including:

·        Free cocktails and desserts

·        Nerd-chic presentations with our scientists

·        The opportunity to see professional Avant Garde hair stylists at work

·        Dancing with our DJ under the shadow of the iconic Tar Pit Mammoths

·        The opportunity to participate in a wild hair contest

·        Torchlight tours of the Tar Pits

For more information, contact us at (213) 763-3512 or

Need ideas? Check out our Ice Age Hair Ball Pinterest board.