Great. The way archaeological sites are presented is very special. The content of video and film introductions is very high. It's Los Angeles.
We like the museum. It has some interactive displays, such as trying to take something out of the asphalt and see what it is. There are hundreds of fossils in the exhibition. Each fossil tells us what it is, how many years it has existed, when animals fell in and what kind of animals it is. We paid a little extra money (about $16 a person) to watch a short film, which tells us why there are so many fossils in pits and the history of pits. 。 Asphalt pits themselves are museum-independent and free. They are worth visiting. You can also see their current projects.
What a great place to learn about history and animals! I remember coming here when I was a kid and it was such a wonderful place to explore. It's near LACMA and other attractions so you can easily spend a day looking at museums.There's a free guided tour for La Brea Tar pits so you can get more detailed information. The museum has discounted rates for students and on-site parking is $9 for the whole day. If you're lucky, you can get street parking.FYI the place smells so bring a hanky to cover your nose hehe...
We walked through La Brea Tar Pits around sunset, so there was great light and it was really interesting to see. Some school was also having their prom at the museum, so that was kind of hilarious - all these kids in prom wear and bubbling tar pit right in front. The main pit with the mammoths is incredible - I didn't notice at first that one of them is slightly animated and the tusks slowly move - not sure what powers it, but it's pretty cool.
The museum brings the creatures entombed in the nearby tarpits to life, in a manner of speaking. I loved the life-sized bellowing wooly mammoth robot, and the wall of wolf skulls. Research on the doomed denizens of the pit are ongoing, and they have it set up so you can watch scientists at work, picking through and cleaning skeletal bits.
This was one of my very favorite field trips as a kid. It's a really great, small museum where you can cover the whole thing without being too overwhelmed, and where you can feel the immediacy of the artifacts, because you know the tar pits and other excavation areas are just outside. I brought my nieces here recently and they loved it, too.
The Tar Pits weren't much to look at but the museum on the grounds is really spectacular. It's not as big as other natural history museums but much more specialized. The sheer number of bones and the amount of species they've found is staggering and the museum does a great job of putting that into perspective and showing off their collection.