La Brea Tar Pits


Yvonne Condes, co-founder of MomsLA, and her two boys joined me for a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, both inside and out! The boys were the perfect people to join us on this shoot because they really know a thing or two about prehistoric times! We all learned some new things, however, from the docents that were on hand at the museum. The volunteers encouraged us to try the hands on activities that were available and answered our questions.  It was a great afternoon!


If there is only one part of the Tar Pits to see, it’s Project 23. Part of the Page Museum (where the tar pits are), Project 23 is where excavators are continuously digging into the ground for fossils! You can watch a live dig if you plan it right, as Project 23 operates every single day, and they’re always finding new fossils!


We did a lot of research for the show! Though we couldn’t visit every destination, we did want to show you what else we found.

There are over 35 million artifacts and specimen at the Natural History Museum making it the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States.  The seasonal Butterfly Pavilion (mid-April through Labor Day) and Spider Pavilion (mid-September through early November) are very popular! Visitors are required to have a timed-ticket for an additional fee. To guarantee your spot, it is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

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