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“Good for all ages” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
+1 213-763-3499
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Ranked #30 of 399 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Natural History Museums, Historic Sites, Science Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Picnicking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Toronto, Canada
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“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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“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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“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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