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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is not only a world-class research institution located at a rare urban paleontological site, it is a way for the public to come face to face with real science. 

Through educational programming, events, and its famous exhibits, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum brings the discoveries of the tar pits to light.  It is an iconic tourist destination and an important part of our community. There are multiple ways to support the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and the Natural History Family of Museums, and many are fully tax deductible.

Make a donation today.

Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts provide the support that helps sustain the Museum’s day-to-day operations, the facilitaion of new research and discoveries, and fund our greatest needs. Donations are accepted at any dollar level and every contribution is deeply appreciated. You can also give on behalf of friends and family.  Donate now

Become a Member

Membership dues contributions are important to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and help fund a variety of programs. There are multiple levels each with a slate of great benefits which extend to our whole family of museums. Find one that suits you, or upgrade and become more involved. View Levels and Benefits

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include bequests through your will or trust, gifts of real estate, life insurance, or other assets. Gifts like these help ensure that the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum remains a source of education and insiprations for generations to come. Visit our planned giving website to learn more.

Gifts in Honor or Memory

Make a tribute to celebrate the memory of someone or in honor of a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, or anniversary.  Your contribution will be acknowledged by informing the family or friend you designate. Give Today

Corporate Giving

Become a Corporate Partner and support our museums while at the same time providing your employees with a great benefit including free admission days, private events, and more.  Learn More

For more information on these and other giving opportunites please contact Jamie Cataldo at (213)-763-3315 or jcataldo@nhm.org

Fashion + Science

Join us at the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits for a bigger, bolder and hairier party!

Tickets on sale April 1, 2016!

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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Become a Member

Members get free admission, free Ice Age Encounters tickets, special discounts, and lots of other great benefits! Learn More