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Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

Product ID: 52751
Discover a gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of Los Angeles. Watch as scientists excavate and work on fossils of mammoths, saber-toothed cats and more. See 'tar' bubbling through the surface throughout the park.
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  • Discover over a million Ice Age fossils at the museum at La Brea Tar Pits
  • Learn what the archaeologists have excavated today at the active dig site
  • See tar bubbling from the ground
  • Take a walk through the Pleistocene Garden
  • Admire the fossils and skeletons of saber-toothed cats and dire wolves
  • Watch scientists at work in the Fossil Lab
Full description
Explore an active Ice Age dig site, and see fossils that date back to pre-history. Discover landscapes that include the iconic Lake Pit and La Brea tar pits, where Ice Age fossils were discovered dating from 10,000-40,000 years ago.

See tar bubbling and seeping through the surface of the ground. Walk through the Pleistocene Garden and visit fossil excavation sites, such as Pit 91, Project 23, and Observation Pit. Discover what the tar pit excavators have uncovered today!

Everything on display at the museum was found in La Brea Tar Pits. This is where the best fossils are put on display. Marvel at the fossils of animals and plants, including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and dire wolves. Watch paleontologists at work in the Fossil Lab, and see what it’s like to get stuck in the tar with the tar pull.
  • General admission to the museum at La Brea Tar Pits
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Parking fees
  • Ice Age Encounters show and 3D Film

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Meeting point

Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note the opening times as follows: daily from 09:30 to 17:00 (check website for closed holidays)
• There is no set time for this ticket. You may arrive at any time during the open hours. Last entry is at 16:00
• Tickets are valid for 90 days from the date on your voucher
• There is a parking lot onsite for an additional fee
• The Excavator Tour is free with General Admission. Make your timed reservation when you arrive. Space is limited and not guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great museum for the family!

I would probably may have chosen another day to visit if I knew the LACMA was free on President's day, I missed that one! But regardless, it's a good place for open air passive entertainment, the families can have picnics I the large yards nearby, and the museum is well planned and carefully maintained. I didn't enter the 3D session or took the themed picture, but they're cool if you go there with your family. The boutique prices are fine.

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February 21, 2019

First time at the Pitts

This was the first time that my husband and I have visited La Brea Tar Pitts. We had our friends from Oregon visiting us and they wanted to see the museum. We found it very educational and interesting. The docents were very informative and helpful with any questions that we had.

October 16, 2015

I didn’t realize most all of the attractions were outside and free....the museum seems more geared towards children. I would have skipped the ticket had I known.

February 25, 2020

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