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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3499
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Activities: Leisure education, Picnicking
Description: Explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the...
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 Ice Age come to life with our Ice Age Encounters show. Outside check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling and our active fossil excavation sites to see what our excavators have uncovered today. Make the most of your visit with our Excavator Tour. Get the behind-the-scenes story and see scientists working on recently excavated fossils, walk around our famous Lake Pit, and visit our live dig site where scientists discover new Ice Age specimens every day. Free with museum admission.
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I visited on a weekday during the school year and there were groups of kids everywhere, so I actually didn't even enter the museum, just walked around the grounds. Still, there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I visited on a weekday during the school year and there were groups of kids everywhere, so I actually didn't even enter the museum, just walked around the grounds. Still, there was lots to see, and it's such a unique site... I definitely recommend a visit if you are in the Los Angeles area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Few places in LA are as likely to impact your memory than the LA Brea. First envision a museum, not a pit. Then think of a presentation of what all of LA was before civilization... Before the skyscrapers, before the concrete, before the smog. Like the Grand Canyon it will alter your Definition of time.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My 10-year-old son and I had a 10 hour layover in LAX and we decided to leave the airport. We chose La Brea Tar Pits. We ended up taking two buses to get there - nothing too difficult - and we were dropped off right at the gates to the museum. There are two areas here. First we explored the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I went here as a kid but it's better now then I remembered. My husband really wanted to see this so we went and it's neat. It only costs like $12 for the museum, which I thought was worth it. There's a tour you can take that's included with admission price, but we didn't because we were a little short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very well made display of mammoths sinking into an actual tar pit on site. The smell of the tar remains in your nostrils for a while.

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Delphos, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had remembered hearing about the tar pits back in elementary school and we had time before we headed to the beach so we checked it out. The museum has many interested displays. The tar pits were neat to see. It is worth spending a couple hours here.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Blow your mind by checking out the La Brea Tar Pits. This piece of ancient history is so fascinating! It's like a real Jurassic Park... the only bad thing is that several visitors had decided to throw trash in the tar pits and that is just so wrong and upsetting to see. They could do a better job maintaining this... More 

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Chino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great gem in LA, because you can get in and out easily, its is a substantial amount of hisptory and education for the kids but short enough that you don't lose their attention. Excellent exhibits, and the surrounding park has several tar pits available to see what they look like with & without excavation going on. They... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Tar Pits are pretty cool. Its a small place not that big but there are some cool animals fossils and sites you can visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was Bugs Bunny who alerted us to the La Brea Tar Pits all those years ago but it really is a must-see. Remarkable work is being done by the paleontologists and volunteers to unearth skeletons from thousands of years ago-- great displays, too.

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NHMLAC, Manager at Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, responded to this review

We're happy you were able to make us a part of your visit to Los Angeles. Those Toons always make great suggestions, the Flintstones are also apparently a fan of the Tar Pits. More 

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Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: +1 213-763-3499
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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