The Family of Museums
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NHM has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history - more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years.
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the world famous Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits represents the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the world.
Silent film star William S. Hart purchased ranch property in Newhall, north of Los Angeles, in 1921. He built a 22-room mansion and filled it with Western art, Native American artifacts, and early Hollywood memorabilia.
Come inside the Museum. It’s the only way to get to know all the creatures that we pull out of the tar pits!
Every day, we feature free guided tours that explore the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and the park outside.
Watch as paleontologists work on Ice Age fossils right before your eyes!