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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

  • 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Map It
  • Miracle Mile

Updated 04/01/2014

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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."

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Address:

5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90036, United States

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Phone:

323-934–7243

Website: www.tarpits.org

Sight Details:

  • $7, free 1st Tues. of month
  • Weekdays 9:30–5, weekends 10–5

Updated 04/01/2014

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