About Our Museums
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
- protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years.
- is a resource for Southern California teachers.
- is an authority on the "big picture" of the planet, the natural and the cultural world.
- tracks the Earth's biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation.
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
- is the only consistently active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world.
- houses one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of Late Pleistocene fossils.
- now hosts Project 23, an excavation project that can inform new research on global warming, geological change, and biodiversity.
William S. Hart Museum
- in Newhall is less than an hour's drive from most areas of Los Angeles.
- is the former 22-room home and ranch of William S. Hart, silent film cowboy star and director.
- sits in park area that includes a small herd of bison, a gift from the Walt Disney Studios in 1962.