La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles

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  • Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States, 90036
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3238576300
  • Fax: +1-3239333974
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
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About La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles

Situated in urban Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are a world famous collection of tar pits which were formed by the surfacing of tar or asphalt as oil from the ground since centuries. The tar is often found to have trapped leaves, dust or water. Moreover, the tar also occasionally contains the bones of animals which were trapped by the tar.

The tar is used for research and forensic examination of the species of animals whose remains are found within the tar. For the development of the research upon the tar, the famous museum named George C. Page Museum was built around the tar pit concentration in the Hancock Park of Los Angeles.

The tar pits have been reported to have brought out the remains of various prehistoric animals. Hence the biological development has been vastly enhanced and contributed to by La Brea Tar Pits. Accordingly, the National Natural Landmark organization has allotted its decree to the La Brea Tar Pits.

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  • This is a place I remember from my childhood. I hadn't been here for 30 years. It is all grown up with a beautiful lab, amazing volunteers that tell great stories, but still with the same awesome stuff that I remember except with much higher sturdier fencing. The classic mammoths sculpture stuck in the actual bubbling tar pit right off Wilshire was just as I remembered it. The actual tar pits were so cool I could have just sat there for days looking at them. The sculptures inside were just as cool! The indoor and outdoor labs were awesome. The guy giving the talk about some of the bones they had just dug out of the reclamation project made the science fun for all. Overall a really fun place for science geeks and just regular people. Lots of area to play outside. Lots of pits to look at. Totally safe because all the tar is behind fences and walls. This would be a great place to picnic and bring the whole family.

  • Like no other Natural History Museum I've ever been too! I had a great time here! The museum was very informative and kept my interest the whole way through. The tar pits were fascinating. I leaned up on a railing and got a bit on my shorts. I consider it a free souvenir! Would definitely recommend.

  • Simply the best and largest collection of Ice Age Fossils in North America. Great museum. Incredible docents and tour guides. Beautiful park setting and great sense of early Los Angeles history. This was a very nice way to spend an afternoon. I'll be back. So much more to see. Great gift shop. Wonderful gardens. A real gem.

  • The Tar Pits are not for everyone. I personally enjoy it as a park - it has statues for taking pictures, a nice visitor center and museum, and tar pits scattered around that are labeled with what was removed from the pit. I think it's worth walking around, but before you visit be aware that the tar pits are still active and that many portions of the park have been covered in tar graffiti, which is somewhat disappointing. If you bring small children here, have them wear clothing you don't mind being ruined, as they might get tar on themselves. (the museum has tar remover available to help with sticky fingers)

  • The Tar pits were pretty cool to see. The museum was really busy and we disliked LA traffic. The museum itself was fun though. 3D movie was entertaining. Not a lot of interactivity, but we did get to see live paleontologists dig through tiny gravel looking for teeth. Which is more exciting than it sounds when they find one! worth the drive.

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