Blast From The Past

Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. Open 9:30 am to 5 pm, this onsite Museum displays Ice Age fossils — including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths —  from 10,000 to 40,000-year-old asphalt deposits. But visitors can also watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fish Bowl Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils including “Zed,” a recently discovered male Columbian mammoth.

The Page Museum is currently excavating  and studying a cache of recently unearthed fossils known as Project 23, an endeavor that could double the Museum’s already tremendous collection of more than three million Ice Age specimens and inform decades of new research. Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, the Pleistocene Garden and iconic life-size replicas of extinct mammals depict the life that once grew, and roamed, in the Los Angeles Basin. Explore the La Brea Tar pits yourself and experience treasures from the past.

Stay Local

Spend the day exploring the La Brea Tar Pits without the need to rush home. Take a dip in our pool, dine Vegas style at our all you can eat Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet, Dance the night away at Citywalk’s 5 Towers and this summer’s getaway will have something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Book ahead and say 15% off our best rate. Make your reservations today


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