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Phone: 213.763.3253
FAX: 213.749.3583


Fellows Events

These VIP events are exclusively for Fellows members. To attend these one-of-a-kind receptions, lectures, trips, dinners, and more, please call the Fellows office at 213.763.3253 to upgrade today and for more information on all the select Fellows events. Benefit level varies with each event.


Ptalking Pterosaurs
Sunday, May 15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Discover the secrets of pterosaur biomechanics with one of the foremost experts in the field of paleontology – before the new exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, even lands in L.A.!  Pterrific!
Pterosaurs were an extremely successful group of flying reptiles that first appeared 220 million years ago. How did they evolve flight? What did they eat? How did gigantic pterosaurs like Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying vertebrate in Earth’s history, take to the skies? Prepare for the arrival of Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs this summer by getting the inside scoop from the paleontologist named among Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” in 2014, Dr. Michael Habib. 


Wednesday, May 18, 11:30am-2pm
@ La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

Swing by the La Brea Tar Pits for a delicious catered lunch, an update from the President, and a presentation with special guest Eric Scott, Associate Curator of Paleontology at The Cooper Center in Orange County!

Eric Scott is Associate Curator of Paleontology at The Cooper Center and an adjunct lecturer in biology at California State University, San Bernardino. He studies the evolution and extinction of Ice Age large mammals in western North America, with a strong emphasis on extinct horses and bison.Eric is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Paleontology. Prior to his present position as Associate Curator, Eric was Curator of Paleontology for the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, California from 1991 - 2015; before that, he was Chief Excavator at the Rancho La Brea “tar pits” in Los Angeles from 1985 - 1991.  He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1990.  Eric presently lives in Bloomington, California with his wife, Kim, who is also a paleontologist.

For the $3,500 Alliance Circle level and above. To upgrade call 213-763-3253.


Saturday, June 4, 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
@ La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

2016 marks the return of the Ice Age Hair Ball, an every-other-year fundraising festivity fit for a prestigious asphalt seep. This time the event will be Bigger, Bolder, Hairier, as we celebrate the hairy nature of the animals found inside the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits by throwing a wild party that mashes up fashion and science. All guests will be encouraged to wear highly-stylized hair for the evening and will mingle with professional hair models coiffed with over-the-top creations inspired by our famous La Brea animals.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.


Bring your family in for a private collections tour at NHM.

Private, behind-the-scenes collections tours are available to Fellows level members from 10 am- 4 pm, Monday-Friday.  Please allow two weeks advance notice to book tours.  Call the Fellows office at 213.763.3253 or e-mail at to start booking today. Visit the Research and Collections page to see available departments.