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Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

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Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

From US$ 15 per person

Discover an Ice Age excavation site, 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 has been excavated today at the active dig sites
  • See tar bubbling from the ground
  • Watch as scientists clean and study the unearthed fossils right before your eyes in our Fossil Lab
  • See what has been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more
  • Watch scientists at work in the Fossil Lab
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Discover science in action and make discoveries right alongside the scientists. Step into the past and experience the Ice Age come to life as you explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling. See what excavators have uncovered today at the active fossil excavation site. Enter the museum and watch as scientists clean and study the unearthed fossils right before your eyes in the Fossil Lab. The museum showcases the best fossils, animals and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. It’s a gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of Los Angeles.
  • General admission to the museum at La Brea Tar Pits
  • Transportation
  • Parking fees
  • Ice Age Encounters show and 3D Film
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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

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  • 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
  • By purchasing a ticket and visiting the museum, all guests agree to the COVID safety guidelines and protocols. See details here: https://tarpits.org/covid-19-safety-guidelines
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4.7 /5

based on 54 reviews

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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

Very educational and amazing to see. The fact that many pre-historic animal remains have been found here is almost unbelievable but all very true. Worth the admission fee of $15 for adults and $12 for seniors 62 and over. The museum is beautiful and very well cared for.

October 21, 2021

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