La Brea Tar PitsCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
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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6.82% of people who visit Los Angeles include La Brea Tar Pits in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
90.28% of people start their La Brea Tar Pits visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see La Brea Tar Pits
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Brea Tar Pits
The pits are a great indoor/outdoor format for a relaxing weekend in Los Angeles. A unique gesture of the museum is that active archeology work is underway still in the tar pits. So not only do you get exposure to a number of different epochs of biology and geology, but also modern practises of science. The number of excavated specimens is definitely the astonishing feature of this museum. There are thousands of wolf skulls that were unearthed at the site that are on display. The museum also has a number of hands on exhibits for kids that makes it compelling with groups with kids.q
Very cool place. I took my family for a visit and we all enjoyed it very much. I've seen La Brea many times in movies and have wanted to come here for years. We loved the digs and all the information available in the visitor center. Was a very nice day on the last day of our visit to California.
This exceeds its reputation. It is not a model of the real thing, it is the real thing. Even in winter you can smell the asphalt bubbling up from the ground, the guides give a well planned tour from the museum out to the still active dig sites. New 'tar' pools are still forming and are dotted around the expansive grassed area (which means the kids can run around safely). Make sure you visit if in LA. Costs about $70 plus $16 all day parking (this price includes a half hour 3d movie).
Stopped in on a Saturday. General entry was $15 (discounts available for students, seniors, and children and free museum admission on first Tuesday of the month) and an additional $5 for access to a show in the 3D theater. Walking around the outdoor area and seeing the tar pits was free. The museum also had several programs/lectures/tours (some of these are only available on weekends) that provide more great info about the work happening at the La Brea Tar Pits. The fossil history here is amazing! The museum was full of great info and exhibits of mammoths and much more. A visit would only take about 1-2 hours max. While there is room for improvement and better maintenance, I still think it's a must see site in LA that is also near a couple other interesting museums.
A great place to see, with or without kids, whether you live in LA or you came for a visit. It's not only educational but interesting and fun. When I first came here many moons ago, I wanted to be a paleontologist, it brought to life my imagination and interest. Although I didn't follow through with those dreams, I still like coming here to see the past and what else they've found in the tar pits. You do not have to go to the museum, you can wander around the tar pits and the grounds and enjoy a picnic with the family; but to get the complete ambience it's recommended.