La Brea Tar Pits and Museum field trip

Field trip to La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The La Brea Tar Pits has over 1 million ice age fossils ranging from a Columbian Mammoth tusk to the tooth of a baby mouse. The fossil lab is a busy paleontological laboratory in the center of the museum that grants visitors the exceptional opportunity to witness how ice age fossils are cleaned, studied, and prepared for exhibit.

Assisted by skilled volunteers, a team of paleontologists are currently working on specimens from project 23, a rich deposit that has yielded a large range of ice age fossils from animals including extinct saber-toothed cats and mammoths that were entrapped in the asphalt in the Los Angeles Basin.

The Tar Pits also offers homeschool days: on homeschool days, homeschoolers get free access to the museum all day! Explore the tar pits outside, view the collections inside the museum, and participate in special homeschool day programs. The Natural History Museum of L.A. County also participates in homeschool days for a total of eight Homeschool Days each year.

If you can't make it to homeschool days, you can come participate in Free Tuesdays, (held on the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and every Tuesday in September) and everyone in your party will receive free General Admission.

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Exploring the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles