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August 25, 2017 2 PM

Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California
Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.

August 25, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
Special programming:  Behind the Scenes Tour of Paleontology Department Saber-toothed cats, mastodons, and whales, oh my! Visit our collection of over 1 million fossil specimens with paleontology staff, where we will be sharing stories and showing off the best that our fossil record has to offer.

September 1, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
Special programming: Check back soon.

September 2, 2017 10 AM

Meet Huxley the Hawk
Meet Huxley, the Harris’s Hawk, and talk with our Canyoneers about how you can see these birds in the wild.

September 4, 2017 11 AM

Ultimate Dinosaurs Family Day
Explore your love for all things prehistoric and help us celebrate our exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs.

September 5, 2017 10 AM

Giant-Screen Theater Temporary Closure
Catch Sea Monsters 3D before it ends September 4.

September 8, 2017 2 PM

Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California
Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.

September 9, 2017 1 PM

Canyoneer Book Signing
To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the release of hiking guide Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, we will hosting a book signing at the Museum with all three editors (Diana Lindsay, Paula Knoll, and Terri Varnell).

September 10, 2017 9 AM

Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park (Soledad Canyon Trail)
Enjoy one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego, overlooking Mission Bay, and explore its natural charm on a sometimes-rough trail in a scrub-covered section of the park.

September 16, 2017 9 AM

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (Peñasquitos Creek)
Walk a section of the Trans-county Trail that will eventually provide significant north-south and east-west trail corridors for the county.

September 17, 2017 8 AM

Mast Park (West Trail)
This is an easy stroll under trees and by waterways.

September 22, 2017 2 PM

Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California
Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.

September 23, 2017 7 AM

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (Dairy Mart Trailhead)
This 1,800-acre park is bisected by the Tijuana River and the broad, flat floodplain provides an ideal environment to observe the diverse vegetation communities that attract transient bird populations as well as amphibians and reptiles such as lizards, frogs, and toads.

September 24, 2017 7 AM

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve (Creekside Trail)
This easy walk just north of Lake Poway follows along a stream and a woodland canyon of large oaks.

September 29, 2017 7 PM

The Secret Society of Adultologists
The San Diego Natural History Museum comes alive at night for an exclusive 21+ after-hours event, The Secret Society of Adultologists.
  • Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California

    Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.

  • Balboa Park After Dark

    Special programming: 

    Behind the Scenes Tour of Paleontology Department

    Saber-toothed cats, mastodons, and whales, oh my! Visit our collection of over 1 million fossil specimens with paleontology staff, where we will be sharing stories and showing off the best that our fossil record has to offer. Additionally, Paleo Lab God Christopher Plouffe will be demonstrating and leading hands-on preparation techniques used in the department. Come hammer out your frustrations on 40 million-year-old clams trapped in rock. Delicately air-scribe away sediment from 1 million year old snails. Harden and consolidate specimens so they may endure in our collections for eons to come.

    General info: This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT. All exhibitions will be open and we’ll be offering a full rotation of 2D and 3D films (exceptions apply, check calendar for details). Read more .

  • Balboa Park After Dark

    Special programming: Check back soon.

    General info: This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT. All exhibitions will be open and we’ll be offering a full rotation of 2D and 3D films (exceptions apply, check calendar for details). Read more.

  • Meet Huxley the Hawk

    Meet Huxley, the Harris’s Hawk, and talk with our Canyoneers about how you can see these birds in the wild. Animal encounter takes place in Water: A California Story on Level 1. 

  • Ultimate Dinosaurs Family Day

    Explore your love for all things prehistoric and help us celebrate our exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs.

    Don’t miss it as the ultimate dinosaurs will go extinct as the exhibition closes on September 4. Go on Try your hand at our dinosaur science games, and create dinosaur-inspired art to take home. It’ll be the most fun you’ve had in 75 million years.