The Leakey Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit established in 1968 with a mission to increase scientific research and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. We give grants to support a global community of researchers in the quest to uncover the human story. We share their discoveries through innovative educational programs like our Lunch Break Science web series, Origin Stories podcast, Speaker Series on Human Origins, and exclusive programs for donors.
Step into the fascinating world of prehistoric art with The Leakey Foundation's exclusive virtual Summer Travel Series. Get a rare insider's view of groundbreaking discoveries in India and Indonesia, guided by expert scientists who are reshaping our understanding of human creativity.
The Journey Begins: Indonesia
Join archaeologist Dr. Adam Brumm as he unveils the secrets of the world's oldest known rock art on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Get ready to reshape your ideas about the dawn of human creativity.
Discover India's rich prehistory and deep tradition of rock art with Dr. Meenakshi Dubey-Pathak and Dr. Shanti Pappu. You'll be guided through ancient rock shelters, engraved boulders, and important archaeological sites, each telling a captivating story of human expression and ingenuity.
Limited to just 50 spots, this unique two-part online event on June 22 and July 13, 2023, provides access to remarkable research sites off the beaten path. The Summer Travel Series gives you an exclusive opportunity to connect with leading researchers, learn about the human past, and tour places most people could only dream of seeing – all from the comfort of your own home.
Support and Explore
With a donation of $250, you secure a virtual first-class ticket to both tours. You will also receive a curated "Global Explorer" gift box. This hand-picked collection includes a stunning coffee table book on India's Madhya Pradesh Rock Art and Tribal Art and a taste of Indonesia with a premium chocolate bar. It's a small token of our appreciation for your support.
Want to do even more to support the future of human origins research? Become a Fellow by signing up to give $84/ month or $1,000/year. You will receive complimentary tickets to both events along with other year-round benefits. Click here to learn more.
A Meaningful Journey
To make your journey even more meaningful, all donations directly support The Leakey Foundation’s Baldwin Fellowship program and are matched* by the generosity of Camilla and George Smith. This means your donation has twice the impact, helping talented students from countries with limited educational resources attend graduate school and become scientists.
This is more than a virtual event series – it's a chance to connect, explore, contribute, and discover. Reserve your tickets now and help shape the future of human evolution research.
*Donations matched up to $5,000.
Join us from the comfort of your own home for our virtual Summer Travel Series. Virtual “tours” are 60 minutes and will be hosted online, so you can join us from anywhere in the world!
When do I receive the link to participate?
You will receive a Zoom "passport" link before the virtual tour. You will also receive reminder links on the day of the event. If you do not see the link in your inbox, be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
Am I able to ask questions or interact with the scientists?
Yes! Our virtual tours are interactive, and we hope you will participate. There is always a Q&A portion.
What is the cost?
These are donation-based programs. We suggest a minimum $250 donation to participate in both live programs, although you may donate any amount to support our mission. All donations will be doubled, and your gift is tax-deductible. (See the ticket section for other ways to participate.)
Will the Summer Travel Series tours be recorded?
Yes. If you register for a tour, you will also receive a recording. In addition, there's a $20 ticket level for supporters who want access to the recordings and do not want to participate in the live event.
Date & Time
Jun 22 - Jul 12, 2023