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VIP Field Trip: Wildlife Learning Center

Members at the Explorer, Adventurer, and Fellows levels are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at a unique zoological park nestled in the San Fernando Valley.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 1 - 3:30 pm

Meet a sloth? See a Western Screech Owl? Feed a giraffe? Get a behind-the-scenes look at this unique zoological park nestled in an old olive grove in the San Fernando Valley and meet the diverse group of displaced, rescued and zoo-born animals who call this shady, natural environment home.

Leslie Gordon, NHMLA Vertebrate Program Manager, will share stories about the Natural History Museum’s live animals and explain why education and animal care are an important component of our mission.

We hope you will join us for the opportunity to meet and interact with over 50 species of animals from Asia, North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Australia.

The VIP Field Trip has reached capacity. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist, please call 213.763.3253 or email

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This event is appropriate for guest of all ages. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Wildlife Learning Center, located at 16027 Yarnell Street Sylmar, CA 91342. Complimentary street parking is available around the Wildlife Learning Center. Questions? Call 213.763.3253 or email