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La Brea Tar Pits Field Trip (6th-8th grade)
September 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Discover the wonders of the ice ages as you discover the tar pits in Los Angeles.
Middle schoolers join us for a tour of the museum, discovery tour for 6-8th grade. Right in the heart of L.A. sits the world’s most powerful gateway to the Ice Age. The asphalt seeps at La Brea Tar Pits are the only active urban fossil dig site in the world. Plants and animals from the last 50,000 years are discovered here every day. Outside, you can watch excavators carve fossils out of the asphalt. Inside the museum at La Brea Tar Pits (established in 1977 as the George C. Page Museum), our staff prepares these discoveries in the see-through Fossil Lab. You’ll see the final result in our exhibitions: extraordinary saber-toothed cats, mammoths, dire wolves, and mastodons, as well as the tiny, but scientifically significant, microfossils of insects, plants, mammals, and reptiles. The Tar Pits help us understand life around Wilshire Boulevard long before we got here, and what lies ahead as climate and habitats continue to change.
This tour includes the tar pits and the museum. It is open to middle school families. iLEAD learners are free with an RSVP. All other participant’s tickets are $7.00 for children (3-12) 12.00 for students, 15.00 for adults, must be paid at the door. Children 2 and under are free.