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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits represents one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, and the only active urban paleontological excavation site in the United States. This onsite Museum displays Ice Age fossils — including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths — from 10,000 to 40,000-year-old asphalt deposits. But visitors can also watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fossil Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils including “Zed,” a male Columbian mammoth.