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What will you discover during your Museum visit?  Explore Upcoming Events, Activities and Daily Programming at NHM. 

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Let our Gallery Interpreters take your group on a private tour of one of our exhibits.

Dinosaur Tour:

Travel to the past in our Dino Hall. From the tiny fruitadens, the size of a chihuahua, to the towering T. rex, discover the biggest, the smallest and everything in between. Get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHM’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.

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Museum Tours

Take a guided tour lead by our Gallery Interpreters and Museum experts to experience the Museum through stories and exploration.  It’s a new way to get an in-depth look into dinosaurs, nature and so much more.
 

Museum Daily Tours

NHMLA offers daily tours that are free with Museum admission. Check out our online calendar for tours offered the day of your visit. Daily offerings may include:
 
Gallery Exploration Tour
In NHMLA's award-winning tour, a Gallery Interpreter takes you on a journey featuring an intriguing new topic each day.
 
Gallery Highlights Tour
Explore fascinating highlights of the Museum, including the Dinosaur Hall.
 
Nature Walk
Take a guided walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing biodiversity of life that also calls L.A. home.
 

Private Group Tours

During your visit set up a private tour for your group.  Dive deeper into some of our most popular exhibits at NHMLA. Currently offered group tours:
 
Dinosaur
Travel through time with a tour of our Dinosaur Hall, and get a closer look at some of the new discoveries made by NHMLA’s Dinosaur Institute in the field of paleontology.
 
Nature
Calling all nature enthusiasts. This private tour takes you through our Nature Gardens and explores what researchers are finding out today about L.A. nature.
 
Learn more about our private tours, pricing and group offerings
 
 

Museum Insider Tours

Get a truly unique, behind-the-scenes NHMLA experience. 
 
The Dinosaur Experience
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of our Dino Institute?  Now’s your chance.  Get a guided tour of our Dinosaur Hall, and then go behind-the-scenes with a member of our Dino Institute into our private collections.  Travel through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods, and experience for yourself what it is like to work on dinosaur bones inside our actual Paleontology Lab. 
 
Learn more about how to make a special visit to NHMLA and add The Dinosaur Experience onto your visit.
 
 

Member-only Tours

Membership levels at the Patron Family level and higher receive exclusive tour opportunities that give you access to Museum scientists, curators, and our behind-the-scenes collections.
 

Scavenger’s Safari
Explore behind-the-scenes and discover a different curatorial department each month. Meet our scientists, researchers, and collections managers, and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum.

Free for Members at the Patron Family level and higher.
Members at the Explorer level and higher can host a private Scavenger’s Safari for up to 10 guests.
 
All-Stars of Science Tour
Choose from our many Research and Collections departments and embark on a behind-the-scenes tour for up to 10 guests. You will get to question and quiz one of the Museum’s scientists, researchers, or collections managers, and get an up-close look at pieces not on display for the general public.

Free for Members at the Naturalist level and higher.
 
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access as Fellows
Fellows, their children and grandchildren have unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to Museum scientists, researchers and the collections not on view to the public.

To learn more about the Fellows, email fellows@nhm.org or call 213.763.3253.

Learn more about Member behind-the-scenes tours.