La Brea Tar Pits And Museum General Admission - Los Angeles

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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is not your typical museum. It's a one-of-a-kind experience that unlocks the mysteries of Ice Age L.A. Discover an active Ice Age dig site where millions of fossils are excavated here before your eyes. Come experience science in action - from excavation to fossil research, done right here inside the Museum.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Excellent value for money
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Use your general admission ticket for entry to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Here, Ice Age fossils are being excavated right in the middle of L.A.

Enjoy this truly unique attraction by experiencing all that it has to offer. Marvel at its outdoor Lake Pit, oozing with bubbling tar; travel back in time among the prehistoric plants of its Pleistocene Garden; and explore its active dig sites, where it seems excavators uncover something new daily.

The museum itself features its own wealth of offerings. Scope out the fossils of prehistoric mammoths, saber-toothed cats, wolves, and ground sloths, or take an opportunity to watch paleontologists working in the Fossil Lab on their most recent finds.

For a wonderful overview, reserve a spot on the Excavator Tour, free with admission. This guided tour delves into the history of the tar pits and explains just how so many massive creatures ended up stuck here. Youll also visit the Fossil Lab, Observation Pit and Project 23, where excavators are continuously helping to unlock the mysteries of prehistoric L.A.

Inclusions for La Brea Tar Pits And Museum General Admission

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • General admission ticket, including access to the tar pits and museum
  • Excavator Tour

Exclusions for La Brea Tar Pits And Museum General Admission

  • The listed price does not include a $X parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Involves a moderate amount of walking 

Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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6 Traveler Reviews

  • Wasn't much different from my last trip there nearly 20 years ago. Not much interactive, just bones in displays mainly. The reconstructed skeletons were cool, but there wasn't a lot to keep the kids interested, it took all of half an hour to see it all. The one movie wasn't running and the other movie didn't seem to be letting people in, maybe I misinterpreted it, but no one there seemed very friendly or inviting, and there were only a handful of other people in the museum. We did see several school buses as we were pulling in they getting ready to leave so maybe the staff was overwhelmed from the kids. The grounds were nice, but we choose the hottest day of the year to visit, so couldn't enjoy the outdoors much. They were doing much in the pits because of the heat and there wasn't much signage to inform about the pits, only that most of the work had been done 30 years ago. They have built a huge modern art museum on the same grounds, but my grandkids aren't much into modern and contemporary art. We did go to the Farmers Market and the Hollywood walk of fame then up to Griffith Park Observatory, the observatory was the highlight of the trip. I spent 12 to park at the museum, which was half what I spent on the 3 tickets, seems awfully high price to park for an hour.

  • Very cool. Lots of interesting facts and info about past researchers in the area, animals that used to roam the LA La Brea area and the asphalt/tar pits in general. My son wasn't as impressed, but definitely a fun place to visit and learn about those who've lived well before us, animals and humans alike!

  • Grandsons along with us enjoyed this exhibit. Learned alot!

  • Wonderful experience for my family from France. Great learning experience for my 5 year old grandson loved the bones and tar! Little 13 mo. old interested in sights and sounds... Area around the Tar Pits great for walking and lunch. Highly recommend getting tickets on-line and getting there early.

  • Fascinating and really educational. Takes you back to prehistoric times in LA with all sorts of fossils, recreated beast, animatronics, 3-D movie and tour. Just don't park on the street. 2-hour parking ticket73.

  • Excellent place to visit! I was astound to see all real fossils on display and you can live in your past thousands of years while watching them in present :

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