BE ADVISED: On Sunday, December 3, CicLAvia South LA will take place from 9 am-3 pm and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd will be closed to motorists. Traffic around the Museum may be impacted. Please plan your visit accordingly. If you are heading North on the 110 freeway, take exit 20B for Exposition Blvd to access the Museum. Taking public transportation to the Museum is also very easy and convenient via Metro's Expo Line. For more information, contact us at or 213.763.DINO.

Artist Mark Dion's Deep Dive Into The Tar Pits

What blows this celebrated artist's mind? Microscopic ice age plants and rat poop

Mark Dion Tar Pits

Conceptual artist Mark Dion loves to integrate science into his installations, such as his famous Neukom Vivarium. Alongside La Brea Tar Pits Assistant Curator Regan Dunn, he takes us on a fascinating, microscopic look at fossilized plants in the Tar Pits collection. 

Artist Mark Dion portrait

For more about Mark Dion, click here.