Homeschool Days are available on October 16, 2013, January 15, April 28, and June 24, 2014 from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Located at the Page Museum at The La Brea Tar Pits on 5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90036.
Admission is FREE. Metered parking available 9 am-4 pm. Parking is $9 in parking lot. No reservations required. Each day has a different theme and activities. In addition to homeschool days, the museum is also offers FREE general admission on the first Tuesday of every month, except July and August.
For more information, call (323) 857-6300 or visit http://www.tarpits.org/for-teachers/school-visits.
The following is from http://www.tarpits.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/2013-2014%20Homeschool%20Day%20programs.pdf:
Join us for Homeschool Days at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits!The Page Museum is excited to announce the following Homeschool Day programs for the 2013–2014 school year! As always, these days are exclusive to homeschoolers, so we do not book any other school groups*. Each day will offer avariety of programs that will explore the world of Ice Age Los Angeles. The best part? Museum admission is free for homeschool groups and families! Visit us on one (or all!) of the dates listed below!Fossil Fanatics: Wednesday, October 16, 2013Are you a fan of fossils? A paleontological prodigy? Then this day is for you! Fossil Fanatics covers all you need to know about the discovery, excavation, and research of ancient life. Learn about the amazing creatures that once roamed Los Angeles, and how our scientists use fossils large and small to understand what life was like thousands of years ago.Astounding Adaptations: Wednesday, January 15, 2014Everything on our planet shares one thing in common — we have adapted to our environment. This Homeschool Day gives you the opportunity to explore the diversity of life in Pleistocene Los Angeles and discover how our scientists use fossil evidence to learn how Ice Age animals survived. If you’ve ever wondered how a saber-toothed cat used its impressive canines to hunt, or why a Harlan’s ground sloth had pebble-sized bones growing in its skin, don’t miss outon this day!Bugs and Botany: Monday, April 28, 2014This Homeschool Day, spend time appreciating some of the smallest living things on earth! Bugs & Botany focuses on two often under-appreciated groups of organisms–insects and plants. We think by the end of the day, you will find these resilient Ice Age survivors surprisingly charismatic and incredibly important to the study of Pleistocene Los Angeles!Pleistocene Predators: Tuesday, June 24, 2014Did you know that Ice Age Los Angeles was home to some of the most fearsome predators to ever walk the planet?Dire wolves, short faced bears, and saber-toothed cats all called this area home from 11 to 60 thousand years ago.This Homeschool Day will explore the lives of these amazing carnivores: how they hunted, what their social groups were like, and what we can learn from their fossil remains.