The museum at La Brea Tar Pits and the William S. Hart museum will remain closed until further notice. Advanced tickets are required for entry to NHM’s Spider Pavilion, and are now available online. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Race to the Skies

A historically brave flight

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Southern California's aviation history

Take a trip back in time and up into the sky at the 1910 Dominguez Hills Air Meet. Through stunning archival video, photos and the Becoming Los Angeles Exhibit, Gallery Interpreter Daniel Caballero tells the story of Archibald Hoxsey and the race to break the altitude record. It's a thrilling chapter in the history of aviation in Southern California.