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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Admission

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    See science in action during a visit to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, a constantly evolving scientific site and exhibit showcasing a range of Ice Age creatures. This one-of-a-kind facility offers visitors the perfect chance to watch paleontologists as they recover well-preserved creatures that once roamed Los Angeles millions of years ago.
    Watch the tar bubble and ooze at the Lake Pit and visit prehistoric dig sites where site scientists are constantly making new finds. Once you head inside, you’ll have the chance to wander past Ice Age fossils from animals like saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, mammoths and ground sloths, learning about the habits of these prehistoric creatures. Want to learn more about how scientists collect and preserve specimens? A special clear-glass paleontology room inside the museum offers a sneak peek of the scientists hard at work.
    Anyone looking for more insight into this unexpected Southern California site should check out the Excavator Tour, free with admission, which chronicles the history of the Tar Pits themselves along with the museum’s Fossil Lab, Observation Pit and Project 23 (one of the Pits’ newest excavation sites).
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    Reviewed 16 January 2019

    We visited the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum this week. It is a place to take children. The tar pits and the work being actively done are both fascinating. I doubt I will return anytime soon, but it is worth a one time visit.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    2  Thank 63breton
    Reviewed 11 July 2018

    This place is somewhere unique to take out-of-town visitors, has plenty of on-street parking and is priced very reasonably.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank 921kathrynj
    Reviewed 23 June 2018

    I learned about the La Brea Tar Pits in elementary school many years ago, and it was wonderful to see it in person. This is a must if you are visitng Los Angeles.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    3  Thank jmsblest
    Reviewed 4 February 2018

    as I said I'm handicaped, left leg paralyzed which is why I so often come to the Cedars Sinai Hospital and I cannot walk far (10yards) otherwise I am in my wheel chair

    Date of experience: March 2017
    4  Thank LONNOY
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