The La Brea Tar Pits is one of the world’s most famous fossil sites, and lucky for us Angelenos, it’s smack in the middle of our city on Miracle Mile.
With Ice Age fossils of mammoths and saber-tooths, the Fish Bowl Lab, the Pleistocene Garden and the tar pits themselves, the Page Museum will fascinate even the most museum-resistant people. It’s also a Destination Discounts partner, which means your valid TAP card saves you $1.25 on adult admission! The Page Museum is located at 5801 Wilshire Boulevard and open Monday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on major holidays.
Getting to the tar pits via Metro is a snap. Hop on Metro Rapid 720 or Metro Local 20 and exit at Wilshire/Fairfax (if going Rapid) or Wilshire/Curson (if going Local). Enjoy historic Wilshire Boulevard from a new perspective while you ride. You may notice utility relocation work occurring at the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax. It’s part of the first phase of the Purple Line Extension from Wilshire/Western to Wilshire/La Cienega, slated to open in 2023.
Speaking of the Purple Line Extension, Metro began digging an exploratory shaft adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits in spring of 2013 in order to better understand the geology of the future Wilshire/Fairfax Station. The video below highlights the archeological side of the project: the discovery and excavation of scores of fossils to be cataloged and housed in the nearby Page Museum!
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