La Brea Tar Pits & George C. Page Museum, Los Angeles, California

5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

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Sometimes tar comes up through the sidewalks on the streets surrounding the tar pits (look for the orange cones warning passersby not to step in the tar) -- an amazing real-life lesson in geoscience.

Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

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Phone: 323-934-7243
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am - 5 pm
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  • Visited: November 2007
  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
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Submitted by: S-GODDESS v.

Wonderful, Educational, Extremely informational Quiet museum with convenient parking! It's no wonder why my Anthropology professor likes this place so much! this isn't such a good place for younger kids, all the younger kids below 10 years of age were all bored out of their minds and was annoying me and i knew their parents were irritated as well, cause all they wanted to do was go home and running all around the place, they do have a small, small section with stuffed animals, puzzles, and a floor mat for the kids, but seriously that thing was like 3x3. *it's really amazing what animals were roaming the lands before our time!! highly recommend bringing your older kids here, took us about 4 hours from beginni...

Submitted by: Jane f.

This review is for the tar pits and the Page Museum.  I love it there.  I love the old fashioned lamp post display that they have out front.  I took my kids there to take pictures for their photography class.  The pictures came out so nice that my daughter took her friend...

Submitted by: Dennis S.

Great outing with kids.   We've made several trips with grandsons, and they always enjoy it, whether age 4 or 10.  Watch the intro video, it frames...

Submitted by: Colleen L.

When I was a kid, I came here on a field trip and was bored. As an adult I can appreciate it more. On a stroll through the neighborhood I saw some people walking in. The staff at the entrance said they closed in 30 minutes. Admission would be half off, which was an offer I could not refuse, even though they usually recommended seeing it in 45 minutes. There were a couple exhibits that caught my attention. A pole where you pull up, to simulate how it would feel to get stuck or wade through tar. That was hard work. No wonder the animals got stuck and eaten alive.   Next was a wall of wolves skulls. Packs of wolves have been found here, along with camels, sloths, saber tooth animals and other gigantic creatures...

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