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The iconic mastodon and mammoth sculptures in the #TarPits Lake Pit have captivated visitors since the fiberglass proboscideans arrived in the 1960s. Be sure to greet the family before continuing your journey to the Museum, and join us for a #MammothSummer! Learn more – #LinkInBio.

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It's officially here! For a limited time, explore #SelgasCano’s standout architectural creation, up close and personal. Experience the @secondhome_la Serpentine Pavilion - a magical new space here at the #TarPits#LinkInBio.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Tag us to share your own experiences or #LoveLetterToLA⁣, and even save on Museum admission! ⁣⁣⁣ 📷 Iwan Baan

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First opened to the public in 1952, our Observation Pit gives visitors a glimpse of what a real La Brea fossil deposit looks like! Walk inside to get a bird’s-eye-view of the bones below, and identify specimens from iconic Ice Age creatures like giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and even a baby mastodon.⁣ ⁣ 👀 Have you ever visited the Observation Pit?

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Ready for a 𝗺𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵 summer? Celebrate L.A.’s biggest star of the Ice Age through #MammothsAndMastodons, our daily and special activities, as well as explore the #TarPits—including the @secondhome_io Serpentine Pavilion, a #LoveLetterToLA—after hours on Fridays all summer long – #LinkInBio.

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#DidYouKnow cleaning one skull found at the #TarPits might take as long as a year? While volunteers are encouraged to not rush, there’s a bonus for tenacity: conferring a nickname!⁣ ⁣ The roster includes a giant jaguar named Fluffy, dire wolves Snoopy, Orion, and Duchess, as well as Gimli the saber-toothed cat, and Enrique the ground sloth.

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👀 Notice something? Visitors who peer inside the Fishbowl Lab here at the #TarPits will see an ever-changing white board that shows what’s being cleaned, sorted, and prepared for research by volunteers.⁣ ⁣ Keep your eyes peeled during your next visit, and see our work in progress!

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#DidYouKnow: Over many millions of generations, 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 evolved into more than 150 different species that roamed the world. Two of these, the American mastodon and the Columbian mammoth, were lumbering around the L.A. region during the last Ice Age, and eventually got stuck in the #TarPits' gooey asphalt seeps.

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Come for the color, stay for the conversation. All summer long, enjoy a diverse program of public talks, film screenings, and other events—all free and open to the public—hosted in the @secondhome_io Serpentine Pavilion, arriving June 28. 📷 Iwan Baan

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🦴 Have you met Zed, the most complete Columbian mammoth ever found in the #TarPits? Paleontologists excavating Project 23 have unearthed more than 80% of the 18,000-pound beast from asphalt seeps including its ribs, tusk, skull, and lower jaw (pictured here).

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Experience the dynamics of a mechanical trunk and see what you can grab at this #MammothsAndMastodons interactive!⁣ ⁣ Get a feel for what it’s like to have to balance two large tusks just like the mammoths from millions of years ago, on view now – #LinkInBio.

May 2019
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🔎 Aspiring fossil hunter? Microfossils (tiny parts of bones, shells, and plants) tell us about what our planet looked like thousands of years ago. Next time you go to the beach, a park, or even your backyard, scoop up sand or dirt, and take a magnifying glass to see what you can uncover inside. Ready? Set.. Go!

May 2019
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🐺 A #FossilFriday worthy of House Stark, this Juvenile Canis dirus humerus (a.k.a. upper arm bone of a dire wolf) was recently found in lucky Box 13.⁣ ⁣ What do you think we’ll dig up next? See it all first-hand here at the #TarPits!

May 2019
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🐠 Peek into the Fishbowl! Seven days a week, meticulous paleontologists, assisted by skilled volunteers, clean and examine the enormous volume of specimens in the glass-walled Fishbowl Lab here at the #TarPits. ⁣ ⁣ Gaze inside and you’ll witness staff and volunteers alike removing asphalt from the #Project23 fossils which are later catalogued, tagged, and stored in cabinets.⁣ ⁣ Want to be a volunteer or know someone who does? Tag a friend and learn more - #LinkInBio!

May 2019
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A #LoveLetterToLA, the @secondhome_io Serpentine Pavilion gives a glimpse of what we can do with cultural programming at our museums, where art and science intersect.⁣ ⁣ Read more on the upcoming installation coming to the #TarPits, Jun. 28 – #LinkInBio. 📷 Iwan Baan

May 2019
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Meet Lyuba (“love” in Russian), the most complete and well-preserved mammoth specimen ever found. Aged at roughly one month old, Lyuba died in Siberia about 42,000 years ago, later unearthed by researchers in 2007.⁣ ⁣ It’s said the baby mammoth’s diet consisted of milk from her mother, grasses, and algae from lake water, and the hump behind her neck was made of fat, keeping her warm in chilly Siberian weather.⁣ ⁣ See a replica of Lyuba and many more #MammothsAndMastodons here at the #TarPits, on view now – #LinkInBio.

May 2019
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Tracking the Ice Age, tar traps, mammoths and more! Summer registration for Adventures in Nature Camp are officially open for children grades K through 8—join in the fun beginning Jul. 29 through Aug. 2. Hurry! Spots are limited and are quickly disappearing – #LinkInBio.

May 2019
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#FossilFacts: Every fossil from Rancho La Brea retains its unmistakable brown hue as a result of staining by the asphalt in which the bones were preserved. This characteristic "La Brea Brown" patina remains even after the specimens undergo the cleaning process.

May 2019
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👨🏻‍🏫 ᴇᴅᴜᴄᴀᴛᴏʀs | This weekend, take an inside look at our Paleo Puppet program and get a chance to design and engineer your own puppet! Learn how art and science can work together to meet NGSS and Common Core goals in your classroom. Save your space – #LinkInBio.

May 2019
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