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Now Open! Discover a unique assortment of teas and spices, silk garments, furniture and décor, camel-themed gifts and more. Shop at NHM or online

Naturalist Past Issues

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Silk Roads Programming

Learn more about Traveling the Silk Road programs and activities, listen to Silk Road radio curated by KCRW’s Tom Schnabel, find out the Silk Road-esque eateries in L.A. recommended by food critic Jonathan Gold, and more! Learn more


Exclusive Member Previews

Member Preview Days

Reserve your FREE Member Tickets now!

Members get free tickets and are first to see our latest exhibition on one of the greatest trading routes in human history.

Wednesday, December 18: 11 am-5 pm
Thursday, December 19 to Saturday, December 21 (all day)

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Fellows VIP Opening Reception
Saturday, December 21, 5-6:30 pm

Join President and Director Dr. Jane G. Pisano for an exclusive evening celebrating the opening and return of our temporary exhibits program. A free benefit of Fellows membership ($2,000). Call 213.763.3253 for more information.

Want to attend the VIP Opening Reception? Upgrade or Renew here.

Already a Fellow? Click here to RSVP!

Traveling the Silk Road: Patron Party
Saturday, December 21, 7-10 pm

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit and party with live Chinese acrobats. Free for Patron Family level members ($210) and higher. Call (213) 763.3426 for more information.

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