La Brea Tar Pits


Los Angeles, CA

SKU: LABREA Category:

Kit Includes

  • Access to our entire Kit Materials Vault, with fun facts, multi-disciplinary project starts, worksheets, and a teaching manual
  • Reserved space on our Master Explorers page
  • Student entrance (Teacher Kit also includes teacher entrance, Family Membership Kit includes basic family annual membership – see location’s website for details)
  • Ticket/reservation insurance and educational planning support

La Brea Tar Pits memberships also include the Natural History Museum of LA and the William S. Hart museum.

Travel Guide

The La Brea Tar Pits are so cool! The museum itself is full of fascinating exhibits of the history of North America, including its prehistoric past. There are hands-on experiments to play with and lots of great life-size animals to bring the past to life!

You do need to pay to access their parking lot, but you can also find a spot along the street and walk if you’d like. Outside food isn’t allowed in the museum but there are plenty of beautiful grounds in the area to have a picnic. 

And while you’re there, take a stroll and check out all of the outdoor exhibits. There are active digs in working pits and plenty of little outcroppings of tar to play in. Do be careful, though. It’s very sticky!