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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: Picnicking, Leisure education
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 was one of the best attractions I found in LA. Even the outside was interesting. Great park walk, with statues and items of art were very interesting. The Tar Pits, were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best attractions I found in LA. Even the outside was interesting. Great park walk, with statues and items of art were very interesting. The Tar Pits, were messy with rubbish, but you could still see the tar slowly bubbling up.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was awesome! It's not a very big place but very interesting. To see all those reconstructed skeletons was impressive considering they began with a pile of mixed bones. All I could think was - Manny, Diego and Sid :) the makers of Ice age must have been inspired by this place. I say thank you to the scientists who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We've taken out of town guests and grandchildren to visit the tar pits, and everyone is amazed to see (and smell) the tar that is still bubbling out of the ground to this day. They showcase the fossils of many animals who approached the area to find water and got stuck in the tar. Be sure to see the short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our family of 5 enjoyed it. Friendly staff. The kids liked getting their photos taken the staff was good with the kids. Fair priced and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

They have over 400 Dire Wolf skulls mounted on the wall, and interactive exhibits with tar! It was really interesting, but lacking in content. The information given was quite superficial, but if you go online and look around there is a lot of other information available that explains that La Brea isn't the only tar pit area in LA, and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our family loved this small museum. It was so interesting for all of us. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable and answered any question we had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in paleontology, this is the trip for you. Inside and out you get to observe science from exhibits to the actual digs taking place on the site. Amazing for adults and kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Restored bones of Pleistocene animals displayed in their natural habitat. Watch the asphalt bubbling up from the La Brea "Tar Pits" and see actual archeology in progress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum is small and hasn't changed much over the years. But, it's still a fun place to visit. My boys ages 7 and 10 really enjoyed walking through the museum and seeing all of the fossils. The guides inside are very helpful and answer any questions. We took the free tour around the park and thought it was interesting... More 

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Anaheim, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great museum and exhibits. Volunteers can take you around and explain the area , You can see the bones of many pre-ice age animals and bones left in the tar (actually , asphalt) pits. Even watch paleontologist at work. The museum is on top of and old oil field.

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