Programming | La Brea Tar Pits and Museum


Teen Program

La Brea Tar Pits invite curious and motivated teens to join us for our Teen Program's debut season! As part of the first cohort, ten 13- to 16-year-olds will work behind-the-scenes with expert staff from the Tar Pits to explore the stories of the Tar Pits, and create a free "teen-only" event in celebration of the what they discover. With this program, we aim to provide our participants with a positive and supportive network to explore their interests in the natural world, and an experience that stands out on future job and college applications. The program season will run from November 2018 to March 2019 with meetings every two weeks. 

The deadline for 2018-19 program application has passed. Applications for 2019-20 will be available here in Summer of 2019.



Ice Age Encounters

Have an Ice Age Encounter when a snarling, prowling saber-toothed cat makes a special appearance at La Brea Tar Pits. This jaw-dropping adult Smilodon fatalis will take you back to a time when big cats roamed the land we now call Los Angeles. Bring your camera. You won’t believe your eyes! Learn more about Ice Age Encounters programs here and the amazing team that makes it all possible here.

Fridays at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, and 12 pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.

Tickets: $5 Adults, Seniors, and Youth. Children 2 and under FREE, members FREE. Please buy tickets in advance. Seating is limited.