Our museums remain closed due to COVID-19. While LA County Public Health has entered Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, allowing for the reopening of museums on June 12, our museums are still slowly welcoming back staff and are in the process of planning for new health and safety protocols in our galleries and gardens. Therefore, we will not be reopening until later in the summer. Sign up here to be the first to know when we will safely re-open to the public and in the meantime, stay connected from home.

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour led by our Gallery Interpreters and museum experts to experience the museum through stories and exploration. This is your chance to get an in-depth look into dinosaurs, nature, and so much more.

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, e-mail fellows@nhm.org or call 213.763.3253.


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