L.A. Zoo, NHMLAC and La Brea Tar Pits offer free admission to students

Prominent L.A. exhibits began offering free admission to LAUSD students starting March 20 due to the three-day strike.


Pat Durkin

The L.A. zoo offers captivating exhibits for a plethora of animals.

For some students, the unexpected announcement of the strike left them cooped up at home with nothing to do, bringing back unpleasant memories of the pandemic.

Thankfully, a number of exhibits including the L.A. Zoo, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the La Brea Tar Pits are all offering free admission to students during the three-day strike.

L.A. Zoo | The Los Angeles Zoo, nestled within the sprawling Griffith Park, boasts an impressive collection of over 1,400 animals from around the world. From the towering giraffes of the African savanna to the stealthy snow leopards of the Himalayas, the zoo offers visitors a glimpse into the natural habitats of some of the world’s most fascinating creatures. In addition to the animal exhibits, the LA Zoo features sprawling botanical gardens and interactive exhibits making it an ideal destination for nature geeks.

NHMLAC | The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, located in the heart of Exposition Park, is a world-renowned institution dedicated to the study and preservation of natural history. Boasting an impressive collection of over 35 million artifacts, specimens, and objects, the museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of life on Earth. With a strong commitment to research, conservation, and education, the museum serves as a hub for scientific innovation in the heart of Los Angeles.

La Brea Tar Pits | The La Brea Tar Pits, located in bustling Los Angeles, is a unique natural wonder that offers visitors a glimpse into the distant past. The tar pits, formed over tens of thousands of years, have preserved an incredible collection of fossils from the Ice Age, including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, and dire wolves. The onsite museum showcases these ancient specimens and offers interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore the history of life on Earth.