This tour gives you the best overview of the work that is being done here and the story of the La Brea Tar Pits.
Journey to a world lost in time, and discover how these magnificent creatures became trapped in “tar”, preserved in time, to be unearthed today.
After we extract the fossils from the “tar” we bring them to our Fossil Lab. Watch up-close as scientists unlock the mysteries of the Ice Age.
Get the inside story of the Fossil Lab, Lake Pit, Observation Pit and Project 23.
See live excavations happening during the summer. In this 15 foot deep pit we are still recovering fossils such as saber-tooth cats, dire wolves and valuable micro-fossils, just to name a few.
This is the real thing, paleontological lab work – up close and personal!
This exciting 3D adventure gives a great educational overview of the Ice Age, how animals became trapped in “tar” and how we discover them today.
This is the best way to explore inside and outside. Tours start inside at the museum's Fossil Lab and take you to hot spots around the park. Participants get exclusive access to the re-opened Observation Pit!
See what it was like to get trapped in the tar (minus the sticky part). Have a picnic in Hancock Park right in the middle of the La Brea Tar Pits.
trust us, it’s a kids’ favorite.