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All Stars of Science Tours

The NHM has millions of specimens in its collections.  Members at the Naturalist level and higher are invited to schedule a behind-the-scenes tour with one of our curators to see these treasures and learn about real science happening here at the Museum. 
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Scavenger's Safari


Go behind the scenes and discover a different curatorial department each month. Meet our scientists, researchers, and collections managers, and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum. Free for Members at the Patron Family level and above.

September Scavenger's Safari:

Digging for Dinosaurs Saturday, September 12, 2015

Join Dinosaur Institute’s Collection Manager Maureen Walsh for a look inside the 4th fossil preparation lab, the deck area used for storage, plastering and opening jackets outside, and the Mesozoic collection of tetrapods that include, pterosaurs, turtles, mosasaurs, mammals, tyrannosaurus rex and many other interesting creatures housed in this collection.

Save the Date

Please check back for more details about these upcoming Scavenger's Safaris!

Crustacea Saturday, October 3, 2015

Malacology Saturday, November 7, 2015

Echinoderms Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mineral Sciences Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ornithology Saturday, February 6, 2016

Entomology Saturday, March 5, 2016