Our Los Angeles Tour Visits the Tar Pits
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Want to know what our private Los Angeles tour groups this time of year (Spring Break, yeah!) love to do? When there are kids the La Brea Tar Pits is a bountiful destination for any number of reasons. Mom and dad will love it, too. The Page Museum houses not only skeletons of long extinct monster species that once roamed this neighborhood (mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, giant sloths) but has a laboratory facility that visitors can see into and watch the scientists and technicians examine and prepare bones continually being excavated from the tar pits. That’s right, the tar pits are active and open to public viewing. Kids will love the hands-on exhibits and explanations of the natural history of the Los Angeles basin while the parents marvel at the mixture of petroleum industry and archeology that resulted in the La Brea Tar Pits and its parkland. There is lots of space to run, a giant hill to roll down, trees and statues to climb, tiny tar pits to avoid. This is like no other place you will visit considering you are right in the middle of a major metropolitan city in the shadow of the actors union (SAG-AFTRA) building, the Variety office, and numerous film production companies. You might want to review the movies VOLCANO and MIRACLE MILE to see the tar pits featured prominently in Hollywood movies before you get here.