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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
All reviews ice age dire wolves sabre tooth prehistoric animals excavation site methane gas natural history fascinating place wilshire blvd all ages on display great for kids street parking couple of hours walk around skeleton mammoth
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 restaurants nearby afterwards.