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Watch as Ice Age creatures from the La Brea Tar Pits come to life!
Come meet our realistic, life-sized Saber-toothed Cat puppet and Nibbles, the Saber-toothed Cub marionette.
Bring your camera. You won’t believe your eyes.
See an Ice Age Encounter Stage Show at the Page!
Ice Age Encounters transports you to the Los Angeles of the Late Pleistocene. While on this journey, you’ll meet the extinct creatures that lived in prehistoric L.A., and witness the natural processes that preserved their remains for thousands of years. You’ll even survive a close encounter with a Saber-toothed Cat — and meet the scientists who study its fossils at the Page Museum!
Wednesdays at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm
Saturdays at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:45 pm
FREE with Museum admission, but due to limited capacity, separate tickets must be obtained from ticketing desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentations depict a realistic prehistoric animal and may be frightening for very young children.
How the Cat Came to Life
More than 2,500 saber-toothed cats have been excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits and studied at the Page Museum. To bring the cat to life, NHM and Page staff collaborated with the innovators at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, whose film and TV credits include the Muppets and Where the Wild Things Are. The Page Museum’s Chief Curator Dr. John M. Harris, Collections Manager Emeritus Chris Shaw, and Assistant Lab Supervisor Trevor Valle, as well as NHM Curator of Terrestrial Mammals Dr. Xiaoming Wang, consulted on the project.
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