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Dr. John Harris leads the research at the Page Museum.

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Visiting Researchers Use La Brea Fossils to Explore How Climate Change Drove Evolution of Ice Age Predators
NHM Video, 4/10/14

"Kendrick Lamar: Portraits of the 'King of the West Coast'"
The Hollywood Reporter, 1/24/14

"New Year's Tar Pits"
Huffington Post, 1/15/14

"They're Still Finding Fossils at L.A.'s La Brea Tar Pits"
Wall Street Journal, 12/17/13

"Time Traveling at La Brea Tar Pits"
Science Friday, 10/30/13

"Celebrating 100 Years of Excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits"
KPCC, 10/29/13

"Fossils at California Tar Pits Yield Possible Climate Change Clues"
Voice of America, 10/29/13

"La Brea Tar Pits: What Has Emerged From L.A.'s Prehistoric Asphalt?"
Christian Science Monitor, 10/29/13

"The La Brea Tar Pits Remind Us That Los Angeles is an Ancient City"
Gizmodo, 10/29/13

"La Brea Tar Pits Celebrates 100th Birthday"
NBC, 10/28/13

"La Brea Tar Pits Celebrate 100 Years"
ABC, 10/28/13

"La Brea Tar Pits are a "Time Machine" That Take LA to the Pleistocene"
Los Angeles Times, 10/28/13

"La Brea Tar Pits Celebrate a Century of Stink, Ooze and Amazement" 
Los Angeles Times, 10/28/13

"Animals Trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits Would Take Months to Sink"
Smithsonian Magazine, 10/28/13

"Tar Pits' Microfossils Stir Big Interest From Page Museum Scientists"
Los Angeles Times, 10/27/13

"Scientists Dig for Fossils in LA a Century Later"
MSN / AP, 10/27/13

"Free Entrance Monday to La Brea Tar Pits for 100th Anniversary"
KPCC, 10/26/13

"Free Admission as Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits and Natural History Museum Turn 100"
Daily News, 10/25/13

"Free Admission: 100 Years of Tar Pits Digging"
NBC, 10/24/13

"How The La Brea Tar Pits Inspired An Exhilarating Theater Festival"
LAist, 9/15/12

"Trevor Valle from the La Brea Tar Pits"
Nerdist, 8/7/12

"Tar Pit Tour: The Ice Age Miracle From Miracle Mile"
Wired, 2/24/12

"Preserved in Tar, Relics From Long Before Freeways"
New York Times, 1/23/12

"La Brea(king) Tar Pits News"
NBClosangles.com, 12/12/11

"American Lion or Giant Jaguar? - In Search of Panthera atrox"
Wired.com, 10/24/11

"Scientists Search Trove of Ice Age Fossils in Los Angeles"
Voice of America, 3/24/11

"5 Coolest New Fossils Discovered in the La Brea Tar Pits" (PHOTOS)
LA Weekly blog, 3/11/11

La Brea Tar Pits video
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"La Brea Tar Pits Discover Over 16K Fossils"
ABC, 3/9/11

"Ice Age Insect Survey at the Tar Pits"
NBC, 11/15/10

"Meet Your New BFF"
NBC, 10/21/10

"A Mammoth Find"
Scholastic News, 3/5/10

"Major Cache of Fossils Unearthed in L.A."
Los Angeles Times, 2/18/09

"Finds at L.A. Tar Pits Provide Glimpse into Past"
NPR, 2/18/09

"Mammoth Skeleton Found Nearly Intact in Los Angeles"
Reuters, 2/18/09

"Cache of Ice Age Fossils Found in Los Angeles"
Associated Press, 2/18/09

"Los Angeles Tar Yields Mammoth's Skeletons"
The New York Times, 2/18/09

Pleistocene Garden

Step back in time to a native landscape in our Pleistocene Garden

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Daily Activities

Pit 91 Viewing Station (outside)

Open 10 am - 4 pm
An excavation site with undisturbed fossils still in the ground.

Guided Tours

Weekdays: 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm

Start inside, then explore Museum or Hancock Park.

Fishbowl Lab (inside)

Open 9:30 am - 5 pm 
Watch our paleontologists work!

Project 23 (outside)

Open 6 am - 10  pm
Live excavation seven days a week!

Pleistocene Garden (outside)

Open 6 am - 10 pm
See what L.A. looked like in the Ice Age! This was planted according to fossil seeds excavated from Pit 91.

Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts

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early excavations

Excavating at Rancho La Brea is over 100 years old

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