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Dig In at The Page Museum

L.A. is home to the world's only urban Ice Age excavation site, and you can get an up-close look at it

The Page Museum in the Miracle Mile District is celebrating 100 years of excavation and paleontological discoveries at the remarkable La Brea Tar Pits. The world's only active Ice Age excavation site in an urban environment, the tar pits have yielded 5.5 million plant and animal fossils since the first specimens were extracted in 1913, some dating as old as 55,000 years. Check out these pieces of history in the museum and ogle paleontologists in the Fishbowl Lab as they work on new finds. You can even see fossils still in the ground from the Pit 91 Viewing Station.

5801 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6300