Friday, February 27, 2009

La Brea Tar Pits and Museaum

Deric is out of town for the next couple of days, and we decided to take the kids to the tar pits the day before we left. We had a great time. It is amazing how this place sits in the middle of Hollywood. The museum is full of hand on things. Here the girls are experiencing how hard it would be to pull their leg out of tar. (I look thrilled don't I!)
Outside you can walk the grounds and see many different tar pits. Here is one that just started bubbling out of the ground. It is amazing to see all of the skeletons of prehistoric animals that were found right here! We were able to watch at a glass window as they were cleaning a new set of bones... a complete woolly mammoth!!

Inside the museum is an atrium. There is a pond full of coy fish and lots of turtles. The kids really enjoyed watching them.

The hills outside the museum are really fun and the kids loved running down them... Nelson wanted in on the action too... but he's not so good at running yet!!

On the way home we stopped at the grocery store for ice cream. It was a little crazy, but a thrill for the kids!


The Kelley Family said...

The boys would love to visit someplace that had prehistoric animal bones!! "When" we come we will have to be sure and check this place out!

Ben & Rachel said...

Looks like a fun day!

The Stark Bunch said...

Don't think I ever actually made it there while we were living there. Gonna have to do it on a vacation. Looks like fun!