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  3. La Brea Tar Pits - Wikipedia

    La Brea Tar Pits is an active paleontological research site in urban Los Angeles. Hancock Park was formed around a group of tar pits where natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, or pitch; brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years.

  4. La Brea Tar Pits and Hancock Park

    The extinct animals discovered at La Brea Tar Pits were trapped in the asphalt between 11,000 to 50,000 years ago. They may have lived in the Los Angeles region for much of the last 100,000 years. Before that time the Los Angeles Basin was covered by the Pacific Ocean.

  5. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum - Tripadvisor

    La Brea Tar Pits and Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $15.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $49.00 per person. See all 27 La Brea Tar Pits and Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

  6. At the site known today as the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, natural asphalt has bubbled up from below the ground's surface since the last Ice Age. This murky sludge has trapped and made fossils ...

  7. La Brea Tar Pits | tar pits, California, United States |...

    La Brea Tar Pits, tar (Spanish brea) pits, in Hancock Park (Rancho La Brea), Los Angeles, California, U.S. The area was the site of “pitch springs” oozing crude oil that was used by local Indians for waterproofing. Gaspar de Portolá’s expedition in 1769 explored the area, which encompasses about 20 acres (8 hectares).

  8. Guide to the La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum - TripSavvy

    The La Brea Tar Pits are one of LA's most unusual attractions. Located in Hancock Park on the Miracle Mile, the bubbling pools of asphalt in the middle of the city's Museum Row , partially behind the LA County Museum of Art , are the richest source of Ice Age fossils on the planet.

  9. How the La Brea Tar Pits Work | HowStuffWorks

    The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is part of a trio of institutions that also includes the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the William S. Hart Park and Museum. The Page Museum is located in Hancock Park, which is named for George Allan Hancock, the man who donated the 23 acres the park resides on.

  10. Guide to Los Angeles' La Brea Tar Pits & Museum - Visit...

    La Brea Tar Pits. Find fossils and family-friendly fun at this prehistoric excavation site. Your idea of old may be 100, but that will undoubtedly change after you spend several hours at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. You will learn that until 11,000 years ago, wildlife roamed freely throughout what is now Los Angeles.

  11. La Brea Tar Pits & Museum - Yelp

    There is an inside (museum) & outside (tar pits) here. Unless you can walk to La Brea Tar pits and Museum, there is a $15 parking fee. I have never been here before and didn't realize that the tar pits are all outside! (These are free to enjoy. There is a huge outdoor space to walk around.