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La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

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La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

During the last Ice Age 40,000 years ago, seeping tar formed viscous pools that were often covered in water. Unfortunately, woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, mastodons, and other now-extinct creatures, lured to the promise of water, would fall into the pits and inevitably sink to their death. The George C. Page Museum displays the bones of animals they have managed to excavate, as well as the 9,000 year old skeleton of a woman they found inside one of the pits. Because excavation of the tar pits is on going, visitors can watch bones being repaired and cleaned in the museum's laboratory. Outside, the black tar is still bubbling, but you can view life-size replicas of many extinct animals from a safe distance.

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  • Perhaps not on most visitors' "must see" lists, but for the science geek in your group, the La Brea Tar Pits is too cool for school.
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