Adventures in Nature Spring Day Camp!
The Tar Pits: Past, Present and Future!
March 30 - April 3, 2015
This spring, NHM invites your child to join us for Adventures in Nature Spring Day Camp. Spring camp is held at the Page Museum and this week campers grades K through 4 will discover traces of the Ice Age past! Scientists at the Page Museum are working daily to uncover plants and animals that only lived during the Pleistocene and many who are still alive today! Unlike any other camp, we give a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience, as well as a creative outlet to all participants. It’s so much adventure, your child’s camp memories will surely last a lifetime.
To Register for Spring Camp Click HERE!
To view Spring Camp Brochure click HERE!
Ethnobotany Workshop - Saturday, February 21, 1-3 pm
Explore the relationshionship between people and plants with author and naturalist Christopher Nyerges. Together, we will taste wild edible plants from Southern California, tour the Page Museum's Pleistocene Garden, and learn about related survival skills that are relevant today.
Members $15 | Non-members $20
You can register online here or over the phone at 213.763.3499
Curator's Cupboard: Resilient Lives Past & Present - Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Giant sloths, ferocious saber-toothed cats, and huge mammoths once roamed Southern California. Equally impressive are the vast number of animals that survived the Ice Age and who still live today. Join our Research and Collections staff from both the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and Natural History Museum as they delve into the resilient lives of animals past and present.
This programs is FREE with paid museum admission or membership.
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.
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: $3 per person. Children 2 and under FREE, members FREE. Please buy tickets in advance. Seating is limited.
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.
Skip the lines and buy general admission tickets in advance.
Weekdays: 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
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
Download PDF here!
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