Every day, La Brea Tar Pits Museum docents and educators bring the museum and the park to life!

The New "Excavator Tour"

Our brand new Excavator Tour is designed to show visitors the highlights of the museum and the park -- labs, Ice Age fossil excavation, and scientists at work! The tours are free with La Brea Tar Pits Museum admission.  A timed-ticket is required.  Book your tickets online now to reserve your space!

Tours begin inside at the Fossil Lab, then move outside to the Observation Pit and Project 23.  They are the only way visitors can access the Observation Pit, which is open for the first time in 20 years!

Monday-Friday:  1 pm and 3 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm

Please visit our interactive map to help plan your visit.

Purchase Tickets

Purchase your Museum admission tickets online. Reserve your tickets to see Titans of the Ice Age, Ice Age Encounters and book your Excavator Tour time as space is limited. 

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Museum store

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