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Excavations

Exhibitions

Exhibition | Tar Pits
Fossil Lab

What happens after the fossils at La Brea Tar Pits are excavated? This is where you find out.

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Exhibition | Tar Pits
3D Theater

Travel back in time with Titans of the Ice Age.

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05

Jul

Tar Pits

Project 23 Revealed

Tours & Shows
  • 11:30 am

Walk to our current excavation where you’ll talk to real excavators about their newest discoveries and learn the inside story of Project 23.

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sun

05

Jul

Tar Pits

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sat

11

Jul

Tar Pits

Project 23 Revealed

Tours & Shows
  • 11:30 am

Walk to our current excavation where you’ll talk to real excavators about their newest discoveries and learn the inside story of Project 23.

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sat

11

Jul

Tar Pits

Inside the Fossil Lab

Tours & Shows
  • 2:30 pm

Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

Sun

12

Jul

Tar Pits

Project 23 Revealed

Tours & Shows
  • 11:30 am

Walk to our current excavation where you’ll talk to real excavators about their newest discoveries and learn the inside story of Project 23.

Please note, we will have an additional programming on 2/17/20

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DIY Paleoart

How do we know what a saber-toothed cat looked like? Short answer? We don’t! Here at La Brea Tar Pits, we only find the bones of ancient animals, so we have to get creative to visualize it.

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Future Paleontologist

Dig up the past as you discover the science of the fossil’s journey from excavation to our col

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