Adventures in Nature is a day camp offered every summer and seasonally throughout the school year. Children in grades K through 8 have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of Museum topics — Earth's features, creatures, and cultures from around the globe. Enroll your children in our hands-on, interactive classes and they will learn about fascinating topics through active encounters that spark children's natural curiosity and creativity.
All camps are from 9 am to 3 pm daily and are one week in length.
Natural History Museum - June 20-July 29, 2016
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum - August 1-5, 2016
Critter Club: Saturday, May 14; 10 am and 11 am
Spend today the right way by discovering which Pleistocene animals still walk the earth today!
Junior Scientist: Saturday, May 14; 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
The La Brea Tar Pits: A Window into the Past, Present, and Future!
The fossil deposits at the La Brea Tar Pits are more than just a glimpse into LA’s ancient past. Join us this month in Junior Scientist as we look closer, ask questions, and see how these Ice Age fossils help us understand LA’s present and possibly its future!
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.
Painting and Drawing- August 7
You'll receive friendly step-by-step instruction complete with canvas, paint, brushes and apron to use — all within the inspiring setting of the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore! These events are open to all ages and no experience is necessary. Prices include museum admission for the day.
Pick up a paint brush and create the coolest painting since the last Ice Age overlooking the Lake Pit at the La Brea Tar Pits. Adults and children (2nd grade and up) are welcome.
Our Sleepover program is your opportunity to spend a night in a world-famous museum and explore our collections with the help of our educators. Sleepovers run year-round at both the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and the Natural History Museum. Click on the dates below to reserve spots for a sleepover!
Ice Age Adventures
Learn about the La Brea Tar Pits and the titans that lived during the last Ice Age by experiencing the new Titans of the Ice Age 3D film!
Spend an exciting night at the tar pits and get stuck in all sorts of great gooey activities. Take a flashlight tour of the tar pits, go on a Museum-wide hunt, and make sticky crafts!
July 23-24, 2016 for Boys and Girls*
*Optional: Bring your tents to pitch outside to sleep amongst the asphalt seeps in this Summer sleepover!
Whether you or your child dreams of someday becoming a world-renowned paleontologist, has a love affair with butterflies, or is intrigued by gems celebrating your birthday at the Museum is an experience of a lifetime! Parties are at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm. To celebrate a birthday at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, please call 213.763.3536.
Painting and Drawing
August 7th: You'll receive friendly step-by-step instruction complete with canvas, paint, brushes and apron to use. Prices include museum admission for the day.
Become a Member
Members get free admission, free Ice Age Encounters tickets, special discounts, and lots of other great benefits! Learn More
Ice Age Adventures-July 23rd
Spend an exciting night at the Tar Pits and get stuck in all sorts of great gooey activities.