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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!

 

Adventures In Nature Summer Day Camp!

June 22 – July 31, 2015 at NHM
August 3 – August 7, 2015 at the Page Museum

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.

To register click HERE!
To view Summer Camp brochure 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.

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.

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.

Ice Age Urban Adventure

Saturday, April 18

Members at the Fellows, Patron, Explorer, and Adventurer level are invited to attend the Ice Age Urban Adventure! From 8am - 11:30am, our scientists will accompany you on an educational race to solve puzzles and esacape sticky situations. Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets today!

Tickets

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

Excavator Tour 

Weekdays: 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 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
Download PDF here!

Museum store

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