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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $12.00
Child (3-12) $5.00
What can I see? Over 1 million Ice Age fossils, from 650 species. From a Columbian Mammoth tusk to the tooth of a baby mouse.

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is located in the historic Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles Museum Row. The La Brea Tar Pits excavation site is one of the world's most famous Ice Age excavation sites, recognized for having the largest and most diverse array of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world!

Inside the Museum, watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fish Bowl Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils excavated from the site. It's where our best fossils are on display - including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths.

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Getting In

Proceed to the admission desk to have your pass scanned.


Daily, 9:30 am-5:00 pm


New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Driving Directions

Follow 10 Freeway West to La Brea Avenue Exit. Head north on La Brea Avenue to Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left on Wilshire Boulevard. Turn right on Curson Avenue. Parking lot on the left-hand side.

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Good museum
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Must-see attractions included, User-friendly system, Flexible Schedule, Personalized Itinerary, Helpful guide booklet, Money Saver
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General Sightseeing, Culture enthusiasts, Great for families,
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations La Brea Tar Pits and Museum:

Very good but small museum. Shows you skulls and bones of animals that were stuck in the tar. The Sabercats were the most intriguing. Didn't know Los Angeles once had Lions. Kids will like this place. Will come again. Parking costs the same as admission. ($12 as of this date)

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