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VIP Field Trip: Traveling the Tides of Time

Members at the Explorer, Adventurer, and Fellows levels are invited spend a day in the life of a Natural History Museum Paleontologist!

Collections Manager, Austin Hendy, is opening the doors to NHMLA’s offsite Invertebrate Paleontology Collections for this year’s VIP Field Trip on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast or lunch at one of the largest Invertebrate Paleontology collections in the world, then head to one of our San Pedro field sites to collect real fossils alongside Museum experts. Then, participate in sorting and identifying fossils and take a tour of the collections.

To make sure you have sufficient time in the field and the best views of the collections, we are offering a morning and afternoon VIP Field Trip experience.

Families and Fossils 9 am–12:30 pm

This special morning field trip will give you and your junior scientists an introduction to invertebrate fossils and the world of paleontology.

Adults and Arthropods 1:30 pm–5 pm

The afternoon field trip is ideal for adults and young adults, and we will delve into the scientific importance of invertebrates with a focus on the paleontological process.

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Depending on the Field Trip you choose, breakfast or lunch will be provided. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Invertebrate Paleontology collection in Carson, CA. Shuttle service to and from the San Pedro excavation site will be provided. Questions? Call 213.763.3253 or email