La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

Discover the fossils of long extinct specimens that once inhabited Los Angeles at the La Brea Tar Pits.

The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California

In spite of all those gleaming office towers and the ever-expanding LACMA, the famous La Brea tar pits continue to bubble up, giving us a glimpse of our primordial roots. After checking out on-going excavations from one of the observation pits in Hancock County Park, head into the museum, for a tribute to the creatures that once roamed Wilshire Boulevard. A hologram of a saber-toothed cat changes from skeleton to a realistic image, a miniature tar pit simulates the sensation of being pulled into the mire and a paleontology lab allows you to watch scientists at work piecing together the past. There are several audio-visual presentations and a storeroom of drawers filled with fossil bones.

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5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036 U.S.


213-763-3499 Attraction’s Website

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