Rancho La Brea Media | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

The 404 dire wolf skulls on display in the Page Museum are only a fraction of the over 4,000 dire wolf individuals represented in our collections.
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The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Contact Information

General Inquiries

Laboratory: (323) 857-6318
Collections: (323) 857-6300, ext. 127
Media/Filming: (213) 763-3580
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Curator’s Cupboards

These special weekend events are your chance to meet members of our curatorial team, ask your own questions, and get a first-hand, up-close look at many amazing curiosities of our collections.
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NHMLA Member Magazine

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Tar Pits Media

 Welcome to our Rancho La Brea Tar Pits Media page. Bookmark this page to stay updated with our latest media projects. Also, get connected with the Tar Pits on Facebook , Twitter and on our unoffical blog The Excavatrix.  

Ice Age Insect Survey at the Tar Pits! Decmeber 4, 2010

What do we know about insect life during the Ice-Age? And how might it have changed? In the Page Museum's first-ever citizen science survey, we'll try to answer those questions by collecting insects and other invertebrates in the Pleistocene Garden, atrium and Hancock Park with Entomology Curator Brian Brown. Join in on fascinating discussions of insect and invertebrate life, and even learn how to hone your skills as an urban wildlife observer in your neighborhood during this Free event. 

National Fossil Day - October 12, 2010

As part of our celebration we spent an afternoon with Trevor Valle, Lab Supervisor and asked him some fun questions about fossils. We'll also, be having an extended celebration on Saturday October 23! See you there! Learn more about National Fossil day from the National Park Service and how you can get invovled for the upcoming 2011 day.