L.A. alumni talk dinos
April 04, 2012
California Jumbos took a trip back in time during their March 4 tour of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The morning kicked off with breakfast in the museum’s restaurant where the 30 attendees mingled before taking a private tour of the museum’s recently remodeled Dinosaur Wing.
One of the museum’s most knowledgeable paleontologists led the hour-long tour and painted a vivid picture of North America as the dinosaurs would have known it. After the tour, guests were treated to more story-telling by some smaller, more felt-like experts: puppets. A vibrant puppet show was held for attendees that detailed the major accomplishments of the first female British fossil finder, Mary Anning.
Event coordinator Marla Rubin, J78, says helping to organize outings like this is part of her DNA. “I believe I should give back to the school that provided me with an outstanding foundation for a career that I love.”
She also loves meeting up with fellow alumni for fun days like these because of perks like “learning new information, being entertained, trying something different, and exploring activities and venues in L.A.”
Tufts Alumni in L.A. take a tour of the Natural History Museum's world-class attractions.