Tag: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the 21st century

La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the 21st century

| December 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

When a reimagined La Brea Tar Pits opens in 2028 (tentatively), scientists and visitors of all ages will be able to step back in time — way back — to learn about the last major episode of global climate change and to consider possible solutions for our own time. Visitors also will be able to […]

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Three teams compete to redesign  La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park

Three teams compete to redesign La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHM) are evaluating three design teams — one from Denmark and two from New York City — to advise NHM in coming years on creating and implementing a master plan to update the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and the surrounding Hancock Park. As […]

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La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

La Brea Tar Pits reimagined for the next 50 years

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

La Brea Tar Pits & Museum is a treasure trove of Ice Age fossils. It’s also feeling its age — 40 — which is not much in geological years but is a lifetime for world-class institutions along Museum Row. In late August, three architect-led teams will unveil preliminary conceptual approaches to La Brea Tar Pits master […]

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Misconceptions about La Brea Tar Pits, Ice Age animals, climate change

Misconceptions about La Brea Tar Pits, Ice Age animals, climate change

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

This article is adapted from a talk Dr. Lindsey gave prior to last year’s annual TarFest celebration in the Miracle Mile. In 2016, I moved to Los Angeles to take the job of Curator at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. This site is a U.S. National Natural Landmark, is generally ranked as one […]

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Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

Music, art, food and creativity at Sept. 16 TarFest

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, art and gourmet food trucks will be featured at TarFest at La Brea Tar Pits Park Sat., Sept. 16 from 2 to 10 p.m. Open to all ages and free, the 15th annual event celebrates local artists, musicians and culture. The event is curated by Launch LA and Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la, and will […]

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New tar pit exhibits, fossils made public

New tar pit exhibits, fossils made public

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is releasing new exhibits to the public this month. A plot of the Museum’s above-ground fossil excavation, titled Project 23, is opening for excavation, and includes the site’s most recent finds. This section of land is identified as Box 13 and will allow visitors to observe the excavation process […]

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