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Mammoths and Mastodons at La Brea Tar Pits

Mammoths and Mastodons at the La Brea Tar Pits

This is BIG, really BIG!

New at La Brea Tar Pits Museum.  

The Museum is experiencing a takeover of MAMMOTH proportions. Discover these magnificent beasts from the Ice Age in a whole new way. Get up close to La Brea’s real fossils as well as new life-sized replicas that show what these animals looked like in life. Take part in interactive experiences that will give you a hands-on understanding of the science behind excavating and analyzing these fascinating creatures.

They're kind of a BIG deal -- for real! Between 10,000 - 50,000 years ago giant mammoths, mastodons, and other Ice Age mammals roamed what is now Los Angeles. Many became trapped in the oozing asphalt at the Tar Pits, preserving their stories for us!  For decades, the world-famous museum at La Brea Tar Pits has been excavating and displaying incredible Ice Age fossils, including those from Columbian mammoths and American mastodons, and now you can experience their world come to life. 

Explore how these titans of the Ice Age and their relatives evolved, adapted, and survived in a changing world. It’s so HUGE you can't possibly miss it.

Free with Museum Admission



Mammoths and Mastodons was created by the Field Museum, Chicago. The Los Angeles presentation is made possible by Judy and Ron Perlstein.

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