Scavenger Safari | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Explore our curatorial departments behind the scenes!

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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.

To reserve your spot at our next Scavenger's Safari, call us at 213.763.3499 or e-mail

Ornithology: Birds Around Urban Los Angeles Saturday, October 15, 2016

We’ll look at parts of the Ornithology research collections (numbering over 120,000 bird specimens) to see how the specimens document the birdlife of Los Angeles, including common urban species, non-native species that have become established here, and some of the native species we’ve lost due to urbanization. Our collections represent over 13 decades of change in our Region, and continue to grow today.

Want to learn more about Ornithology 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!

La Brea Tar Pits Saturday, November 5, 2016

Echinoderms Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dinosaur Institute  Saturday, January 7, 2016

Mammalogy Saturday, February 4, 2017