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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Page Museum is where we showcase the best fossils, animals, and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. Experience the...more
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5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4539
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all- there is a lot to see in the surrounding park and it is free of cost! You truly forget that you’re in a bustling city while here. The whole park and museum is very educational. The museum offers student and senior discounts....More

Thank 2010mikester44
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An on-site museum housing and featuring the millions of fossils excavated in the nearby tar pits (which are inaccurately named, as was repeatedly explained to us). All around excellent. There are Imax shows, live saber tooth puppet show, a mummified baby mammoth, lots of huge...More

Thank BassemPrime
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic and interesting, you can look into a pit and see the actual skull of a saber tooth tiger... what could be better then that! Museum is well worth the price and not to be missed

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dudoldve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a beautiful early autumn Sunday at this very worthwhile institution with my wife, our adult daughter and her 3 young children only one of whom is already in school. The complex spoke to all three generations. There were informative signs and staff, a 3D...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bfindysz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum itself isnt worth the entrance fee.. don't pay and just wander around the grounds for free

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Spike_PKH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the La Brea tar pits with the whole family - definitely something different to the rest of of Californian driving holiday. We did in 2 parts with a visit also to the gallery next door for lunch and a look at a few...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank carolineb455
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy access, lots to see, and will not break the bank. Different tours available along with a souvenir shop.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mbehmazia123
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the heart of LA you can see active tar pits. Amazing when you think about it. The museum offers a window into the excavation of the last 100 years. .

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathleen917
Reviewed 6 days ago

The grounds are open to the public, we never did go into the Museum. It is a nice place to take a break off Wilshire Boulevard in between LACMA and the Craft Museum, close to the Peterson Automobile Museum and the soon to be opened...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on the first Tuesday of the month, so the museum and grounds were free. It was well-laid out and interactive. Parking on the street was easy too.

Date of experience: October 2019
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If I remember correctly, most areas are.
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There is a nice Starbucks down the street and many others cafes and coffee shops. The Petersen Auto Museum has a real nice coffee shop and it’s nearby.
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Response from 367john | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the age of the group I suggest 2 hours plus. If you take part in any of the guided activities or watch the movie then allow more. For food we recommend going up Fairfax Ave for a few blocks to the LA Farmers... More
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