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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.

August Scavenger's Safari:

Inside Vertebrate Paleontology Saturday, August 1, 2015

Come see the labs of our Vertebrate Paleontology Department!

The collection houses over 150,000 fossil vertebrate specimens of all shapes and sizes including representatives of every major group of vertebrates from around the world and spanning in age from the Ordovician to the late Pleistocene.

Save the Date

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

Dinosaur Institute Saturday, September 12, 2015

Crustacea Saturday, October 3, 2015

Malacology Saturday, November 7, 2015

Echinoderms Saturday, December 5, 2015