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To reserve your spot at our next Scavenger's Safari, contact us by telephone at (213) 763-3316 or by e-mail

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.

Upcoming Scavenger's Safaris:

Book it to the Library Saturday, January 10

A behind-the-scenes look at the Natural History Museum's Research Library, which houses over 200,000 books and collections materials. 

Bird's the Word Saturday, February 7

Join Ornithology Collections Manager, Kimball Garrett, as he shares about birds on the brink of extinction. Come see a number of specimens – some over a century old, and others now highly endangered. You’ll learn why nearly 1 out of every 8 bird species is globally threatened with extinction.

Kan I haz sum mud? How worms eat.  Saturday, March 7

Polychaetes Collections Manager, Leslie Harris, will take you behind-the-scenes for a look at how worms eat: some have jaws, some build webs to trap food just like spiders, and some even eat mud!

Want to Host Your Own Scavenger Safari?

Members at the Explorer level and higher are invited to host a private Scavenger's Safari for up to 12 people!  Call (213) 763-3420 for more information.