Mammoths, saber-toothed felines, and desperate wolves wandered LA’s savanna in ancient occasions. We know this in light of an archeological trove of skulls and bones uncovered here at the La Brea Tar Pits, one of the world’s generally fruitful and well-known fossil locales. A historical center has been worked here, where ages of youthful dino trackers have come to search out fossils and find out about fossil science from docents and exhibits in on-location labs.
A great many Ice Age critters met their creator somewhere in the range of 40,000 and 10,000 years back in gooey raw petroleum rising from far beneath Wilshire Blvd (however it wasn’t Wilshire Blvd at that point). Creatures swimming into the clingy sludge got caught and were sentenced to a moderate passing by starvation or suffocation. A daily existence size dramatization of a mammoth family outside the exhibition hall sensationalizes such a merciless destiny. Likewise outside the gallery, guests can watch the pits where fossils are as yet being found.
The tar pits were as of late taken over by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Inside the exhibition hall’s 3-D film the 25-minute film Titans of the Ice Age screens, 10 am to 4 pm every day (additional charge $5).
Fun actuality: la is Spanish for ‘the’ and Brea is Spanish for ‘tar’, so you’re truly saying ‘the Tar Pits’.
Stopping costs $15 (enter off sixth and Curson Sts).