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The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

The George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries


Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Photo © 2009 Kayte Deioma, used with permission
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is a project of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Although some of the most important discoveries from the La Brea Tar Pits are at the main Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, and in other natural history museums around the world, the Page Museum is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and exhibition of the remaining artifacts retrieved from the La Brea Tar Pits.

In addition to displaying the skeletons of animals preserved in the tar, a windowed "fish bowl" laboratory allows visitors to watch scientists at work cleaning and preserving new finds from the tar pits.

Excavation staff can be observed outside the museum in the ongoing excavations at the tar pits.

The Page Museum is located in Hancock Park near the LA County Museum of Art on Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
Address: 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 934-PAGE (7243)
Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily, closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Admission: $7 adults, $4.50 seniors 62+, students with ID and youths 13-17, $2 children 5-12, Free under 5; Free for all on the first Tuesday of each month.
Parking: $6 with Page Museum validation, $8 without validation, enter off Curson Ave., metered parking is available on 6th and Wilshire during limited hours. Read posted signs carefully.
Info: www.tarpits.org

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