Thursday, July 17th, 2014

6:30pm: Doors open
7:00pm: Lecture followed by Q&A

"Ancient Ecology of Pleistocene Carnivores: Tales from Their Teeth at La Brea and Beyond" with Dr. Larisa DeSantis

Dr. Larisa De Santis of Vanderbild University, a research Associate of the Page Museum, investigates carnivore behavior from a combination of tooth wear and isotopic analysis. DeSantis received a great deal of publicity when she announced her findings that mountain lions survived the end-Pleistocene extinction in North America by adopting a more generalized diet than other large carnivores, including short-faced bears and dire wolves. DeSantis has investigated some of the other carnivores here, at the Page Museum as the La Brea Tar Pits are famous for the large number of iconic carnivores that were trapped in the asphalt seeps. 

Adventures in Nature

This Summer, Give Your Child the World!
Adventures in Nature is a day camp offered every summer. 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.

For more information click HERE!

Ice Age Encounters

Have an Ice Age Encounter when a snarling, prowling Saber-toothed Cat makes a special appearance at the Page 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.

Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.
Wednesdays at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, and 12 pm (March through May)
Tickets: $3 per person.  Children 2 and under FREE, members FREE. Please buy tickets in advance. Seating is limited.

Overnight Adventures

Our Overnight Adventures program is your opportunity to spend a night in a world-famous museum and explore our collections with the help of our educators. Overnight Adventures run year-round at both the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the Natural History Museum. Please click here to learn more about our Overnight Adventures program at both museums.





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Daily Activities

Excavator Tour 

Weekdays: 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

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Observation Pit (outside)

Exclusively open for Excavator Tours!
Get a birds-eye-view of how fossils were buried.

Pit 91 Viewing Station (outside)

Open 9:30 am - 5 pm
An excavation site with undisturbed fossils still in the ground.

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.

Fossil Lab (inside)

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

Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts
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Museum store

Ice Age treasures are waiting for you in the Museum Store Shop Now