The One about La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (Hancock Park in Los Angeles)


Located in Los Angeles is Hancock Park, best known for one of its popular tourist attraction, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

For tens of thousands of years, natural asphalt has seeped from the ground and for centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved.

To showcase the many bones and specimens that have died at La Brea Tar Pits, one can go to the George C. Page Museum to see the various displays.

The location was once the Mexican land grant of Rancho La Brea and is visible due to human excavation.

And what’s very fascinating is that new specimens and fossils continue to be found to this day.

When the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (which is a short walk from the La Brea Tar Pits) underground parking garage was being created, many remains were found, including a mammoth skeleton, saber-toothed cat, wolves, bison, horses, etc.

In 2014, prehistoric objects such as geoducks, sand dollars and more were unearthed during an exploratory subway dig on the Miracle Mile.

So, there is always something new being discovered in the area and each time you visit, there is more attractions being added to the area, most recently with the “Titans of the Ice Age 3D” and “Ice Age Encounters”.

For current pricing and how to buy tickets, please click here for more information.

For those who are interested in learning about the creatures who roamed Loss Angeles over 10,000 years ago, then I definitely recommend checking out the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.