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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
Fee: Yes
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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This is both a park and a museum. The park has several areas where you can view the tar pits for free. The entry cost is low. It is not a big museum and can probalby be covered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is both a park and a museum. The park has several areas where you can view the tar pits for free. The entry cost is low. It is not a big museum and can probalby be covered in an hour if you are short of time - so a half day at the most. It does have some excellent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We did learn a good bit about something we had no idea about before hand. Definitely take the excavator tour. If you just walk around the park and the museum, you will still be confused!

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Here in the middle of Los Angelas is a huge park with tar pits all around. I could have stayed here all day, The museum is full of animal bones they have found in the tar pits. You can watch people working on the finds, which was interesting to my grandsons ages 11 and 13.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. I newer knew we had the largest fossil excavation in the world. Donate the $1.00 it is a worthwhile cause. This took us 4 hours with the two tours. Book your tours when you arrive as they become sold out. My favorite part was the outside excavation sites with the working paleontologist 7 days a... More 

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Milford, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You can smell the aroma of tar blocks away. Nice free walking tour of the area and park showing several tar pits that are actively being excavated. There is a fee to visit the museum which I did not visit. Methane gas occasionally bubbles up in the pond from below. I was not aware that most of Los Angeles sits... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was kinda bored until I discovered the tar pit snorkeling adventure. It was well worth it to purchase the extended snorkel do you can swim deeper. It's not advertised very well though. You have to ask the older lady at the counter for the tour.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Tar Pits and Page Museum were a lot of fun and educational. The kids and I learned a lot and we are glad we stopped.

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Temple City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is one of my all time favorite museums. I love natural history. Learning about the creatures from the tar pits is awesome to me. I have taken my daughter here as well and she really liked it too!!! I plan on going back every year or two for her to check it out. They have a great link to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The museum is not that big at all, the lake with the statue of the elephants, you can go in and out in about 10 minutes. Not very well taken care off, the Pits, where they are doing digging is very small, you get to see some bones, but from a far distance, they advertise more than 1 million fossils... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nowhere else in the world can you see such a special opportunity to see history first-hand right in the middle of an urban area. They are pulling fossils out of the ground just a few hundred feet from the headquarters of NBC/ Universal. The indoor museum exhibits could have been better, but the grounds outside are great and to see... More 

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