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“Good for all ages”
Review of Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323 934 7243
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Ranked #23 of 368 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums, Historic Sites, Science Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Picnicking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Museum featuring artifacts from the La Brea tar pits.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good for all ages”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was a great museum for all ages. It was like walking into a piece of history and being able to experience it yourself. I am an anthropology major and knew most of what the guided tour was talking about, but it still was enjoyable. The paleo lab was cool to see as it was a work in progress right before your eyes.

Visited October 2012
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Rhode Island
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“Fred Flinstone Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Do you remember how the animals would fall into the tar pits in the cartoon? Well, that's what this is all about. The museum tells the story and shows the fossils, but the really cool part is taking a tour with the guide past the bubbling black goo and hearing the stories of the saber toothed cats and dire wolves who got stuck and fossilized tens of thousands of years ago!

Visited April 2013
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“Very interesting!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The middle atrium was pretty boring. Other than that very interesting. Cool skeletons and informative facts!

Visited April 2013
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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“Something Different to do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Had to learn about this one. Friends told us about it--where more dinasaur bones have been found than any other place. Pits still have bubbles coming up. We were very tired and didn't stay long, but was interesting, and could see the pits without paying for anything but parking. Cost for museum, but children would love it, and on a pretty weather day, could stay on lawn and let children run and play, and just enjoy!!

Visited April 2013
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Redondo Beach, California
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“Excellent Science”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I have taken my 2nd grade classes there, as well as my grandchildren, and feel confident that they are seeing real science in action.

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