Adventures In Nature Day Camp!

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.

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 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.

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 La Brea Tar Pits Museum and the Natural History Museum. Please click here to learn more about our Overnight Adventures program at both museums.

Ice Age Urban Adventure

This event is for Members at the Fellows, Patron, Explorer, and Adventurer levels. Please check back for more details about Ice Age Urban Adventures.


Skip the lines and buy general admission tickets in advance.
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Daily Activities

Excavator Tour 

Experience our discoveries in action. Free with Museum admission.

Observation Pit

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

Pit 91 Viewing Station

Take a look inside an actual excavation pit. Watch live excavations happening throughout the summer. 
Open 9:30 am - 5 pm

Project 23

Live excavation seven days a week!

Fossil Lab

This is the real thing, paleontological lab work – up close and personal!
Open 9:30 am - 5 pm


Visit our Calendar  for more daily events.

Museum store

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