Our Butterfly Pavilion and Nature Gardens are now open, and tickets are sold out for the season. The inside of the museum remains closed. Advanced timed-tickets are required for members and non-members. See NHMLAC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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