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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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small but cool!

i liked that it was small and made its point........we enjoyed walking around the grounds. also its so different with tar oozing right in the middle of the city........plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

i liked that it was small and made its point........we enjoyed walking around the grounds. also its so different with tar oozing right in the middle of the city........plus enjoyed the latin music they had on the grounds that day........we had a nice break at the cafe on the grounds. fun afternoon on smoggy LA day!

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the free with admission the Excavator Tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting, enlightening with all the group! Full of fun facts! I learned so much!!! Page Museum is informative, enjoyable and you can watch volunteers work meticulously cleaning specimens in the Fossil Lab. Located in Hancock Park, you can wander the tar pits for free, enjoy sitting... More 

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tucson, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

was interesting, but found that it had very little to offer to keep you there. Maybe it was just a bad day, but I don't need someone to sell me another picture of the family in front of a green screen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

While, I did not know that part of LA history, so it was a very educational experience. There were a lot too see, both indoor and out door. We truely enjoyed our weekend visit. The surrounding area are also very lovely. Outdoor concert in the night, art museum, shopping... I also would love to explore the possibilty of volunteer there.

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

So happy you enjoyed your visit. We love our volunteers, if you want to learn more please visit our website and click on Join Us. Or just give us a call and we can direct you to the volunteers department. More 

Owasso, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One would think that Tar Pits would be out in the country some where. This is right in the middle of town (next to the LACMA). The entire area is nice to walk around. Watching the lake bubble up is interesting! We didn't go into the museum but you can walk around on the roof and look down into an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I stopped by here while being over at the Grove and in the city. The tar pits are so interesting in the middle of the city. You will find the attraction very informative and amazed at what they have found in the tar. The attraction is very small and you will get through it very quickly. I would save this... More 

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Leander, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum, grounds are essentially unchaged for millenia, escept for the buildings. Still has pits bubbling, still oozing. Paleontogists still working in the pits and in the rooms. Thousands of fossils, kids will love it. Dire wolves, saber tooth cats, mastadons, mammoths, etc. No dinosaurs.

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot from the attraction. They even had a short presentation on the fossil lab. However, there should be more activities or attraction. You can finish everything for thirty minutes.

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

Museum and Tar Pits can take around 1.5-2 hours to experience on their own. We agree with you and have been adding on additional experiences over the past few years so that our guests can truly understand the history and the work that is being done here. We just recently opened our 3D Theater that is now showing Titans of... More 

woodland hills, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I've been going here for decades & it's interesting but small & overpriced. It's right next door to the LACMA, so most people visit both in one day. If you have little kids & you're going to LACMA or the Peterson anyway, you might as well visit it once. Parking sucks & the traffic is terrible, so don't make a... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Over 1 million fossils and helpful curators to explain what the tar pits are and how they are excavated. A fascinating indoor and outdoor museum with skeletons of ice age creatures from mammoths to wolves that will interest children and adults.

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Address: 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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