When you give to the Museum, you support our scientists' research on the planet's biodiversity. You are also creating tomorrow's scientists. Our teacher resources make each field trip a learning experience, our education outreach brings the science of discovery to schools all over L.A.
The Natural History Museum's research and collections divisions have exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities for conscientious volunteers with special skills and aptitudes. These volunteers are key components to the Museum's future and provide invaluable support to staff and researchers.
Get started by preparing fossils, cataloguing herpetology specimens, studying gems and minerals, or assisting researchers in an assortment of other fields. Explore the different research and collections departments here.
Please be aware that behind-the-scenes opportunities are extrememly limited and an initial meeting will be required. Get involved at the Museum now as an interpretive volunteer!