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What happens after the fossils at La Brea Tar Pits are excavated? This is where you find out.
Mammoths and Mastodons Exploration
Tour the museum to learn how the Tar Pits have been telling the stories of L.A.'s ice age giants for over 100 years.
Inside the Fossil Lab
Discover how our paleontologists clean, sort, and study fossils uncovered in the Tar Pits!
Stromatolites and trilobites
A decade of rich digs at Project 23
Dr. Nathan Smith, Associate Curator of NHM’s Dinosaur Institute, is an experienced Antarctic fossil hunter.
This year, almost 700 students at six schools in L.A. have participated in microfossil sorting.
Solving the mysteries of the Tar Pits
Vertebrate Paleontology is the study of ancient animals that have a vertebral column including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Do you want to be a paleontologist? Do you want to be a curator of natural history collections? Project Paleo is your opportunity to work with fossils and contribute to the curation of Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County's collections.
Our goal is to foster integrative research collaborations at asphaltic fossil localities around the world.
Led by new NHM marine mammal curator, team discovers rare whale fossil in Panama, where fieldwork is difficult
International team including NHM scientists study an exceptional 125-million-year-old bird