The Natural History Museum and the Museum at La Brea Tar Pits are now open. Advanced tickets can be purchased online. The William S. Hart Museum remains closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

Time Machine Window: A Look Back at Ice Age Los Angeles

Take a look at Los Angeles through Ice Age lenses

La Brea Tar Pits and Hancock Park

We're all probably getting a little tired of the view from our windows, but try picturing what your neighborhood was like during the last ice age and things suddenly get a lot more interesting. Fossils from La Brea Tar Pits paint a picture of a different world teeming with megafauna like saber-toothed cats and giant sloths, surviving in a much colder and wilder Los Angeles.  Join Gallery Interpreter Tony Turner for a look out your window and into the past, a journey made possible by the amazing research and discoveries found at La Brea Tar Pits.