Adventures in Nature Winter Day Camp!

The Art of Science
January 5–9, 2015

This winter, NHM invites your child to join us for Adventures in Nature Winter Day Camp. Winter camp is held at the Page Museum and offers kids K through 4 the chance to mix the sciences with the arts! 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 view Winter Camp Brochure click HERE!
To register for Winter Camp click HERE!

Evening Lecture - Thursday, January 15, 2015 ǀ 7 pm

"Tar on the Boulevard: Mr. Hancock's Ranch and the Future of the La Brea Tar Pits" with Doug Suisman

Join us for an evening lecture with Doug Suisman, author of Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public, as he looks at the La Brea Tar Pits in the context of Los Angeles's urban history and the development of its boulevards, especially Wilshire. He'll trace the development of the La Brea Tar Pits from tar pools to private rancho to asphalt mine to excavation site to public park to world-renowned paleontological site museum. And he'll look at the future of the Tar Pits, as new development projects — subway line, high-rises, and LACMA expansion — promise to change the urban context of Hancock's ranch once again.

This program is FREE to the public.
Copies of Los Angeles Boulevard will be available to purchase at the Museum Store.

Program Schedule:
6:30 pm Doors Open / Reception
7:00 pm Lecture followed by Q&A and book signing
9:00 pm Event concludes

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 $29 
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.

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: 12:30 pm and 3:30 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