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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
Central L.A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this is amazing to see a lot of history here it was cool to just to see that billions of years have gone by yet they are still finding fossils here. The active tar pit was just amazing to watch the tar bubble

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikek686
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We finally made it to the La Brea Tar Pits and quite enjoyed ourselves. I'm not much of a natural history buff but I enjoyed wandering the grounds to see the pits and see the current excavation site. It was so neat to see some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tink8009
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn’t go into to the museum because we were short on time but we did walk around and view the pits. It was a nice experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J_Terhune
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great way to explore the prehistoric past of the region and interesting to learn about the tar pits and fossils. Amazing that the tar pits are still there too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 447harrietw
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've got small children, go for it! If you don't, go somewhere else! The museum itself is very small with very few exhibits. What it does have is hundreds of screaming children. Clearly there's nothing for the children to do, so they get bored...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GenghisKhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fascinated that these tar pits are right in the middle of LA and still bubbling from the ground. The museum with the fossils that were pulled from the pit was very interesting. Also, the grounds were beautiful around the pits.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 473barbaral
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the grounds is free. Pay to see the museum and take a guided tour. The guided tour was well worth it. Very knowledgeable staff walked our group along each outside stop (each pit) and was engaging with information about both technical aspects as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rlj714
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and my parents visited the Tar Pits and Museum and had a great time! We enjoyed the museum. It had great exhibits and demonstrations. To see the actual working lab was a great experience. To walk through the areas where the tar pits...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit this place since I was a kid. The main attraction of this place is the big tar pit, but you quickly find out all of the real tar has been removed from it and it’s mostly just a fake pit of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know, I know... it is not as scientiffically cool as the idea of all these old fossils being dug up in this natural pool of Tar in the Middle of this massive city of Los Angeles. Still... that one moment in the movie Last...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Chantelle M
18 January 2019|
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree with the others about 2-4 hours. We were there for the morning but we were gasping for coffee as they don’t sell it there. So take in a coffee with you and then enjoy the museum and go for lunch in one of the... More
18 October 2018|
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Response from robertapH7459ZZ | Reviewed this property |
We were there first week in July we saw open digs not sure why you didn’t!
janine m
5 April 2018|
Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so -- I didn't see any signs for free wifi and it's not referenced in their site. On that note my cell phone reception at the museum was a bit slow - with text messages delayed.