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The Fellows Program offers members the unique opportunity to visit exotic locations with NHM curators or other experts who can provide exclusive access to places no one else can go. Whether it's a few hours featuring a historic Southern California locale, or a week-long exotic island adventure, Fellows are taken on a trip they will always cherish. Contact the Fellows office for more information.
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Public Field Trips
As NHM members, Fellows and their families are invited to attend any of our public field trips at the discounted member rate. Please visit our Field Trips webpage for more information and a schedule of upcoming trips.
Phoenix Decorating Company
NHM had its first-ever entry in the historic Tournament of Roses Parade for 2012! The float, which featured three dinosaurs from our new Dinosaur Hall, was designed and constructed by Phoenix Decorating Company the world's largest builder of Rose Parade floats. Fellows were invited to preview the NHM's float at Phoenix's warehouse in Pasadena. They also enjoyed sneak peeks of other floats, got their picture taken with the NHM float, and enjoyed seasonal snacks, and tasty warm beverages. Follow the link below to view photos from this historic NHM field trip!
Jim Henson Studios - Family Field Trip
Fellows enjoyed an exclusive tour of the Jim Henson Studios located on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, built in 1918. Chaplin filmed several classics at this lot such as Modern Times and Gold Rush. The day included a tour of the screening room and courtyard, where guests viewed Charlie Chaplin’s footprints and a puppet demonstration with Henson puppeteers. Guests also learned about the collaboration with Henson on the making of NHM’s newest puppet, the Saber-Toothed Cat.
Explorers of the Sea - Family Field Trip
Setting out on the open sea, members boarded a research vessel in Long Beach and took part in scientific observations by researchers and Museum scientists as they introduced participants to creatures for observation, discussion, and release. After the excursion, participants enjoyed a picnic lunch at Mother's Beach.
Argentina: Patagonia and Beyond - International Travel
Dr. Luis Chiappe, a native Argentinean and Director of NHM's Dinosaur Institute, along with Museum President and Director, Dr. Jane G. Pisano, led a once-in-a-lifetime journey to this spectacular region. The Fellows enjoyed glamorous Buenos Aires, seeing colorful neighborhoods and historic sites. The group enjoyed local pleasures such as tango performances (and lessons) and quintessential Argentinean steakhouse meals. The trip took the group to the majestic foothills of the Andes, the thriving penguin colonies of the Atlantic coast and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls. One of the highlights of the trip included a special visit to the sauropod nesting ground where Dr. Chiappe discovered dinosaur eggs with intact embryos!