Behind the Scenes | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Dr. Brian Brown (right) shows off the inner chambers of the Entomology Department, not usually open to the public.

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Members Go Behind the Scenes

A behind-the-scenes tour gives members the unparalleled opportunity to hear directly from the Natural History Museum's renowned scientists and curators as they walk you through collections not on view to the public and update you on their latest research and fieldwork conducted around the globe.

The Natural History Museum has over 35 million specimens in its collections, ranging from beautiful gems and bizarre bugs, to ancient artifacts from indigenous peoples and titanic dinosaur bones.

Explore the NHM's Research and Collections Departments

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.

Want to host a free, private Scavenger's Safari?

Explorer level and higher members can get the same fun-filled Scavenger's Safari program exclusively for up to 10 of their family and friends. Call 213.763.3322 to learn more.

All-Stars of Science Tours

We'll roll out the red carpet for you and up to 10 guests on this weekday behind-the-scenes tour with one of our world-renowned Museum curators. Learn more

Free for members at the Naturalist level and higher.

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access

Fellows members have an opportunity for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Museum's collections. Learn More

 Free for Fellows members.

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