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The Cat Has Left the Building!

Ice Age Encounters is no longer at NHM. Ice Age Encounters and our Saber-toothed Cat puppet appear weekly at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

Outside the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, you can see where saber-toothed cat fossils are excavated from the asphalt seeps. Inside, you can see paleontologists and volunteers at work on the fossils in the Fossil Lab, and then see them exhibited at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. Now, in Ice Age Encounters, you can imagine with us how this prehistoric cat might have looked and moved in life!


See an Ice Age Encounter Stage Show at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum!


Ice Age Encounters is a multi-media performance where we dig into the past to uncover the mysteries of some of the extinct creatures who roamed Ice Age Los Angeles over 10,000 years ago. This dynamic, 15-minute show features a life-size, adult Saber-toothed Cat puppet, live performance, and film projections to bring the distant past to life.

Inside the East La Brea Theater
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Wednesdays: 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 pm

$3 per person
Children 2 years and under: FREE

Members: FREE
Tickets can be purchased from admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentations depict a realistic, prehistoric animal and may be frightening for very young children.

Times are subject to change. Please check the online La Brea Tar Pits Museum calendar or at the admissions desk upon arrival.