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To reserve your spot at our next Scavenger's Safari, call us at 213.763.3499 or e-mail Only available for Patron Family level Members and higher. Click here to join, renew, or upgrade at the Patron Family level today!

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.

A Bug's World Saturday, March 5, 2016

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Some are as a big as a dinner plate while some smaller than a head of a pin. Some dazzle like jewels while others are masters of camouflage.

From a collection of 5 million insect specimens from all over the world, Lisa Gonzalez, Assistant Collections Manager, will share her favorite insects with you, from the largest to the strangest to the most stunningly beautiful!

Want to learn more about Entomology and NHM's Curators and Collections Managers before your tour? CLICK HERE!

Save the Date

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

Polychaetes Saturday, April 2, 2016

Seaver Center  Saturday, May 7, 2016

Invertebrate Paleo. Saturday, June 18, 2016