Group Visits | La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Group Visits

Something For Everyone

We offer a unique experience for groups of all ages and sizes. Your group can actually see our excavators and scientists at work, and what we have excavated right here in the heart of Los Angeles. 

This indoor-outdoor experience will take your group through the world’s only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. 

Group Admission Rates

A 15% Group Discount is available to groups of 10 or more qualifying individuals* with 72 hours advance notice.

Group Museum admission prices:

  • $13.00 for adults
  • $10.00 for seniors (62+)
  • $10.00 for youth (ages 13-17) and college students with valid ID
  • $6.00 for children (ages 3-12)
  • Children 2 and under are free

A 50% deposit is required when booking the reservation and the balance is due upon arrival.
*Qualifying individuals are those people who would not normally be admitted free of charge; Members, Teachers, Active Duty Military Members, Children under 3, and USC students do not count towards the 10-person minimum.

Create Your Experience

Excavator Tour:

This is the best way to experience our discoveries in action! Start inside at the Fossil Lab, where we’re working on recently excavated fossils. Walk around the famous Lake Pit, through the park and down into the newly reopened Observation Pit to find embedded fossils. The tour concludes at Project 23, our live dig site, where scientists discover new Ice Age specimens every day.
Free with General Admission. Tour reservation is required for groups, limited availability. Tour highlights may change throughout the year.

Titans of the Ice Age:  

Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants. In this all new exciting 3D movie adventure, discover an icy world on the brink of extinction, where humans share the frozen tundra with majestic beasts. See how these magnificent creatures became trapped in tar, preserved in time, and are being unearthed today.
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Ice Age Encounters:

In this multimedia performance, featuring a life-sized saber-toothed cat puppet, we uncover the mysteries of the extinct creatures who roamed Los Angeles over 10,000 years ago. This dynamic, live, 15-minute performance brings the distant past to life
Timed show ticket required. Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Choose either Titans of the Ice Age or Ice Age Encounters for $5 per person.

Tour Operators Enjoy Special Rates

Please send an e-mail to or call 213.763.3218.

Scheduling Your Group Visit

Your group is welcome to visit the Museum anytime during Museum hours, 9:30 am – 5 pm, seven days a week. To schedule your group visit, please use the online reservation system. Once you submit a request through the online system, please allow 48 hours for us to process your request. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to or call 213.763.3218.

Scheduling Your School Field Trip

California accredited PreK – 12th school groups qualify for free field trips to the Tar Pits! Visit our School Programs page for more information and to request your field trip.

Corporate, After-Hours Events, and Filming

For more information about using the Museum space for corporate or after-hours events or filming, please contact the Special Events and Filming Department at 213.763.3221.

Titans of the Ice Age

Titans of the Ice Age 3D Movie

In this exciting 3D movie adventure, journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice, and ruled by giants.

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Excavator Tour

Experience our discoveries in action and add the Excavator Tour to your itinerary. Free with Museum admission.

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Ice Age Encounters

Add this multimedia experience to your group's visit and watch as the Ice Age comes to life before their eyes.

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