Citysearch Editorial Review.
Unbelievable as it may seem, a bit of prehistoric history still exists in the middle of L.A. It’s been forever since saber tooth tigers and woolly mammoths roamed free in this city, but thanks to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits their remains are here to stay. With more than one million bones and fossils on display, the museum is recognized for having the largest collection of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Life-sized robotic animal structures recreate the sounds and movements of prehistoric creatures, giving a real sense of what these ancient beasts might have looked like. Kids will love the tar-pulling exhibit--one of 30 exhibits--where they can use their strength to pull a “fossil” out of a vat of gooey tar. After you’ve scoured through the museum, be sure to take a walk through the Atrium to relax; you might even spot a turtle or two. Admission is free the first Tuesday of every month--otherwise it’s $5 for adults and $1 for kids ages 5-10.