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How To Visit The Page Museum At The La Brea Tar Pits For Free Today

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Saber-tooth tigers, mammoths, oh my! In celebration of the La Brea Tar Pits' 100 107 years of archeological discoveries, the George C. Page Museum will be will be offering free admission to the public today. In order to get free tickets—and you're able to snag up to eight spots—reserve them on this website. The Page Museum will also be offering a free special Ice Age Encounters performance, which includes a 15-minute live Saber-toothed Cat puppet show.

The museum offers a look into Ice Age fossils ranging from mastadons all the way to tiny snails. Since the site's opening in 1913, scientists have uncovered over 5 million fossils, according to CBS Los Angeles. The tar pits have preserved these fossils and animal bones over the course of tens of thousands of years.

"The La Brea Tar Pits have remained the most significant source of ice age fossils in this country, if not the world," John Harris of the Page Museum told KPCC.