Adventures In Nature Spring Day Camp: April 12 and 13, 2017

Adventures In Nature Spring Camp is two, single-day camps held at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum for kids grades K - 5. This camp offers a unique experience – a true mix of science and the arts. From hands-on activities, to a behind-the-scenes look at our latest research projects, to meeting real Museum scientists, join us for an adventure that will last a lifetime!

To Register click HERE!

To view the Spring Camp brochure click HERE!



Ice Age Encounters

Have an Ice Age Encounter when a snarling, prowling Saber-toothed Cat makes a special appearance at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. This jaw-dropping adult Smilodon fatalis will take you back to a time when big cats roamed the land we now call Los Angeles. Bring your camera. You won’t believe your eyes! Learn more about Ice Age Encounters programs here and the amazing team that makes it all possible here.

Fridays at 10:30 am, 11:15 am and 12 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Tickets: $4 Adults, Seniors, and Youth. $3 Children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under FREE, members FREE. Please buy tickets in advance. Seating is limited.



The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as well as the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

Ever wonder what it’s like to spend the night at a Museum?  Grab your family and friends and find out while experiencing a night to remember. Discover if you’re a nighttime paleontologist, a mysteries-of-the-Museum-solver, or responsible for the next Ice Age find while sleeping among the collections at the Natural History Museum or the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.  Your ticket also provides vital support to the Museum's scientific and educational programs, helping fund everything from researchers in the field to 200,000 school children’s visits annually.

To book, choose a sleepover date and get ready for your one-of-a-kind adventure! 

Upcoming Dates:
March 3, 2017
March 11, 2017
June 9, 2017

Have additional questions about our Sleepovers? Visit our FAQ page!

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday at the Museum!

What do I get when I book a birthday party?

1.5 Hour Fully-Hosted & Programmed Party Inclusive Of:
Private Ready-to-Go Event Space
Expert Staff to Run the Party for you, including all set up and clean up
Facilitated Activities related to Birthday Theme
Food & Beverage Coordination*
General admission to Museum for the day
Paper Goods
Jumbo-sized birthday poster

*Food and Beverages must be ordered through our party planning specialists, with our preferred vendors, and is not inclusive of cake. Please note: With the exception of a cake, outside food and beverages are not permitted and refrigeration is not available.      

When/Where can I book a birthday party?

Birthday Parties are typically hosted on weekends at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm at both Natural History Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. For exceptions, or to celebrate an Ice Age theme birthday at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536 or email us at

We recommend scheduling your event at least two months in advance as availability is limited.


$660 for up to 40 guests, including the birthday child
$760 for up to 60 guests, including the birthday child
$850 for up to 80 guests, including the birthday child
Additional Adult/Child: $15 per person

To celebrate more than one birthday child, an additional fee of $75/child will apply.

Members receive special pricing & you must be a Member at the time of booking to receive the Member discount. Click here to find out more.

Celebrate Your Birthday at the Museum!

To celebrate a birthday on weekdays at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536.

Become a Member

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