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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.


Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Enjoy a delicious catered lunch, a state of the Museum address from the President, the Advancement report, and a curatorial presentation. The February presentation will include a visit to our mobile outreach vehicle, Mobile Museum: An Ocean Experience. Learn more here.  

Alliance Luncheons are a benefit of the $3,500 Alliance Circle Level and above.  To upgrade your membership, please call 213-763-3253, or email


Saving Seals in San Pedro
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Learn how the staff and volunteers of the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro help rehabilitate stranded and sick pinnipeds (sea lions and seals) and release them back into their natural habitat. Get a crash course on pinnipeds, learn to prepare food for recuperating animals, and see the only marine mammal rehab facility in Los Angeles County! Visit for more information on the MMCC. Lunch will be provided.

Invitations will mail out in late January to members at the Explorer level and above.


The Secret Lives of Snails
Saturday, March 19, 2016 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

NHM Trustee Heather de Roos and her husband Dirk invite you to their home to learn about the secret lives of snails! Learn about the extraordinary characteristics of gastropods: color patterns, behavior, shell construction, and more from Jann Vendetti, Ph.D., our new Curator of Malacology and Invertebrate Paleontology at NHM.


Living in a Material World
Sunday, March 20, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Please join co-hosts Patricia Lombard, Board of Trustees, and Alliance President Caroline Moser in her Mid-Wilshire home for an afternoon of miraculous minerals and materials science. Sip cocktails and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while learning about the ground-breaking work of Dr. Aaron Celestian, our new Associate Curator of Mineral Sciences.

Invitations will be mailed in early February. Alliance Circle Salons are in-home events and are a benefit of the $3,500 Alliance Circle Level and above.  To upgrade your membership, please call 213-763-3253, or email


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 a.m. - 4 p.m., 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.