Field Trips



Field trips are usually scheduled for the Saturday following the first Sunday of each month. There are exceptions, so please check the dates!   As in most years, there are no field trips in August and December.

If you plan to attend a field trip, please inform the leader at least three days before the expedition, except for the trips to Shark Tooth Hill, and for those, you need to RSVP two weeks in advance.


April 13, 14, 15-FOSSILS IN UTAH-Led by Steve Mulqueen. Tentative schedule:  pelecypods, trilobites in Delta,  and possibly petrified wood.  A great trip! Contact person: Steve Mulqueen:

May 12, 2018 – CHILDREN’S TOUR, NHM INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY COLLECTION – Led by Katy Estes-Smargiassi, Assistant Collection Manager. Contact person, Andrew Hoekstra: Limited number of participants; each child may bring only one parent, unless there are extra spaces available.

June 16, 2018 – FOSSIL INSECTS AT THE NHM INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY COLLECTION – Led by Lindsay Walker, Assistant Collection Manager. Contact person, Andrew Hoekstra: Limited number of participants.

September 22, 2018 – NEWPORT BAY, PLEISTOCENE MARINE MOLLUSCS – Led by  Andrew Hoekstra: Family appropriate trip.

October 20, 2018 – Woodland Hills, Topanga Formation, Miocene marine fossils-Led by Andrew Hoekstra; contact Andrew Hoekstra:

November 10, 2018 – WHITE WHALE QUARRY AND FOX QUARRY- Led by Lisa and Sean Tohill. Tour of the whale, dolphin, and porpoise fossils found at White Whale Quarry, and light digging (No heavy tools) at Fox Quarry. Strictly members only! Limited spaces available. *Please note, you need to be informed of Valley Fever. Contact person, Jennifer Kerr:

January 12, 2019 – PINE MOUNTAIN SAND DOLLARS-Led by David Mautz, geologist. Contact person: Jennifer Kerr:

February 16, 2019 – TBA

March 9, 2018 – TBA

April 26, 27, 2019 – FOSSIL COLLECTING IN UTAH; TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: TRILOBITES, POSSIBLY AMMONITES, AND PETRIFIED WOOD, Led by Stephen Mulqueen, geologist.  Contact person: Stephen Mulqueen: