Colombian mammoths (not woolly! we don't get those down here) as featured in My Girl 2, Last Action Hero, and that horrible Tommy Lee Jones movie, Volcano (lol Mt. Wilshire) Also, "La Brea" simply means "The Tar" in Spanish.
Have I mentioned I love giant ground sloths?
This was a wall featuring 404 of 1600 dire wolf skulls they found in the pits. They're still pulling more out all the time. Dire wolves are dumb.
Yep. Really dumb.
Hee hee baculum...
Our state fossil, Smilodon fatalis californicus!
Short faced bear. In the background you can see the cleaning room where you can sometimes see people actually working on cleaning the bones. If you saw the tar pits episode with Mike Rowe you may recognize this room. They feature some of the items Mike Rowe and crew pulled out in that episode as well as an episode guide/tribute :)
Of course with the popularity of the Ice Age movies you just KNEW the gift shop was going to have some stuff featuring those characters, which they did, but they also had this hilariously derpy rip-off.
This shirt made me LOL
Definitely worth a gander if you're ever in the Wilshire area. If you're a student you get in for $4.50, but you can roam the park and look at the tar pits for free!