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Fellows Events

These VIP events are exclusively for Fellows members. To attend these one-of-a-kind receptions, lectures, trips, dinners, and more, please call the Fellows office at 213.763.3253 to upgrade today and for more information on all the select Fellows events. Benefit level varies with each event.

Tattoo VIP Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 15 | 7:30 - 10 pm

Fellows are invited to a VIP opening reception of Tattoo: An Exhibition.

Developed by the museé du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Tattoo examines 5,000 years of history, culture, and art connected by ink. Explore the history of tattooing practices from around the world and view the work of contemporary tattoo artists.

Enjoy remarks from Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, NHMLA President and Director, over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. View live tattooing in the exhibit's tattoo parlor and immerse yourself in this unique and exquisite art form.

Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance Opening Reception

Friday, December 8 | 6:30 – 9 pm

The Natural History Museum and Optimum Diamonds (New York) invite you to the world’s first major exhibition of extraordinary natural green diamonds.

Please join Dr. Aaron Celestian, Mineral Sciences Curator, for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and be the first to see the Argyle “Everglow” and Argyle “Liberté” diamonds.

Alliance Circle Luncheon

Tuesday, December 12 | 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Natural History Museum for our quarterly Alliance Circle Luncheon.

Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager Austin Hendy and Collections Assistant Lindsay Walker will present Fossil Insects of LA: Embracing the Future while Curating the Past. Insects are among the most diverse organisms on Earth, and provide critical details on the evolution of our planet and its ecosystems. Travel back in time with the Invertebrate Paleontology team to discover these creatures, their collectors, and how their past relates to our future. A delicious catered lunch will be provided and attendees have the opportunity to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of Invert Paleo following the presentation.

Save the Date - Upcoming Fellows Events

Alliance Circle Dinner

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Alliance Circle Salons

March and April 2018

Taste of History

Spring 2018

Fellows in Focus

May 2018

Alliance Circle Luncheon

June 2018


Fellows in Focus: Placerita Canyon Bioblitz | Sunday, July 30, 2017
Attendees assisted Museum Curators, Scientists and Researchers document the wildlife at Placerita Canyon.

Resinating Beauty | Saturday, September 9, 2017
Fellows at the Alliance Circle and above enjoyed beer, wine, appetizers, and a presentation by Dr. Brian Brown about NHMLA’s newly acquired Oschin Amber Collection.

Primary Color | Sunday, November 5, 2017
Fellows at the Alliance Circle and above enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres while Dr. Aaron Celestian leads an illuminated discussion about the science of mineral color, their use as pigments, and how they have been used from pre-history to the modern era.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 11:30 am-2 pm

Fellows at the Alliance Circle joined us for lunch and a presentation by NHMLA’s Marine Biodiversity Center that will highlight their new Diversity Initiative for the Southern California Ocean (DISCO).


Private Tours are available to Fellows

Private, behind-the-scenes collections tours are available to Fellows level members from 10 am- 4 pm, Monday-Friday. Please allow two weeks advance notice to book tours. Call the Fellows office at 213.763.3253 or e-mail at fellows@nhm.org to start booking today. Visit the Research and Collections page to see available departments.