In the NewsShare
(Most recent stories listed first)
"La Brea(king) Tar Pits News"
"American Lion or Giant Jaguar? - In Search of Panthera atrox"
"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
In the MO
"La Brea Tar Pits Discover Over 16K Fossils"
"Ice Age Insect Survey at the Tar Pits"
"Meet Your New BFF"
"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"
"Mammoth Skeleton Found Nearly Intact in Los Angeles"
"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
Step back in time to a native landscape in our Pleistocene Garden
Pit 91 Viewing Station (outside)
Open 10 am - 4 pm
An excavation site with undisturbed fossils still in the ground.
Weekdays: 1 pm and 3 pm
Weekends: 11 am, 1 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)
Live excavation seven days a week!
Pleistocene Garden (outside)
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
Download PDF here!
Excavating at Rancho La Brea is over 100 years old