Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries Photos

The George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries sits beside the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. These tar traps were where a massive number of saber tooth tigers, mastodons, ground sloths and other species were excavated. The Tar Pits were so rich in such skeletons because animals which became trapped attracted scavengers and predators which also died in the trap. The collection, once housed at Exposition Park in the Natural History Museum, was moved back to Hancock Park in 1976 into a building designed by Thornton & Fagan Assoc.

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Sculpted mastodons stand in La Brea Tar Pits, site of archeological discoveries. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted mastodons reflected in La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted mastodon in La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted mastodon shows how ancient animals were trapped in La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Sculpted mastodons stand in La Brea Tar Pits, site of archeological discoveries. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted mastodons reflected in La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted mastodon in La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted mastodon shows how ancient animals were trapped in La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries. Los Angeles, CA.Reliefs of ancient life around La Brea Tar Pits on facade of Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries above Saber Tooth Tiger sculptures. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance of George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries. Los Angeles, CA.Stylized Saber Tooth Tiger symbol of Page Museum & La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries (1976) (Hancock Park). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Thornton & Fagan Assoc..Reliefs of ancient life around La Brea Tar Pits on facade of Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries above Saber Tooth Tiger sculptures. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance of George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries. Los Angeles, CA.Stylized Saber Tooth Tiger symbol of Page Museum & La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Stylized Saber Tooth Tiger symbol of Page Museum & La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted battling Saber Tooth Tigers. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted prowling Saber Tooth Tigers. Los Angeles, CA.Interior courtyard of Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Stylized Saber Tooth Tiger symbol of Page Museum & La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted battling Saber Tooth Tigers. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpted prowling Saber Tooth Tigers. Los Angeles, CA.Interior courtyard of Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Open fossil prep room at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Mural showing life around Tar Pits c10,000 years ago at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of California Saber-Tooth at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skull of California Saber-Tooth at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Open fossil prep room at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Mural showing life around Tar Pits c10,000 years ago at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of California Saber-Tooth (Smilodon californicus) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skull of California Saber-Tooth at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Skeleton of six-foot tall Harlan's Ground Sloth at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of Antique Bison at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of Short-faced bear at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Replica of American Mastodon at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Skeleton of six-foot tall Harlan's Ground Sloth (Glossotherium harlani) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of Antique Bison (Bison antiquus) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of Short-faced bear (Arctodus simus) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Replica of American Mastodon at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Collection of skeletons found in La Brea Tar Pits including mastodon & camel at Page Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Skull of American Mastodon at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of American Mastodon at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Detail of American Mastodon skeleton at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
Collection of skeletons found in La Brea Tar Pits including mastodon & camel at Page Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Skull of American Mastodon (Mammut americanum) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of American Mastodon (Mammut americanum) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Detail of American Mastodon skeleton at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
American Mastodon statue at La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Condor skeleton at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of Merriam's Giant Condor at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.
American Mastodon statue at La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Condor skeleton at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.Skeleton of Merriam's Giant Condor (Teratornis merriami) at Museum of La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles, CA.

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