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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits Review

This member of the Natural History Museum family is sunk, bunkerlike, half underground. A bas-relief around four sides depicts life in the Pleistocene era, and the museum has more than 3 million Ice Age fossils. Exhibits include reconstructed, life-size skeletons of mammoths, wolves, sloths, eagles, and condors. The fishbowl-like, glass-enclosed laboratory is a real attention getter—here you can watch paleontologists as they clean, identify, catalog, and piece together bits of fossils excavated from the nearby asphalt deposits. The La Brea Story, a short documentary film, is shown every 15–30 minutes. A hologram magically puts flesh on 9,000-year-old "La Brea Woman."

    Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA 90036 | Map It
  • Phone: 323/934–7243
  • Cost: $7, free 1st Tues. of month
  • Hours: Weekdays 9:30–5, weekends 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Beverly Hills and the Westside
Updated: 02-09-2011

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