Guided Tours

To provide a safe environment for our guests and staff with ample space for social distancing, we are not currently offering our guided tours. We look forward to being able to offer these in the future when it is safe to do so.

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 or call 213.763.3253.


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