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March 25, 2017 10 AM

Dos Picos Regional Park (Ernie Pantoja Memorial Trail)
This 78-acre park is a hidden treasure.

March 25, 2017 6 PM

The Bird Ball
Get ready to preen your plumage and shake your tail feathers at this year’s gala, which supports programming and research at San Diego Natural History Museum.

March 26, 2017 11 AM

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

March 26, 2017 4 PM

San Elijo Lagoon County Ecological Reserve (Rios Avenue Trailhead)
The Reserve has more than 250 species of shore and water birds in multiple plant communities including marsh, sage scrub, and chaparral.

March 27, 2017 9 AM

Ice Age Adventure
Just 10,000 years ago, San Diego was a very different place.

March 27, 2017 9 AM

Predator
What makes a great predator? Is it fierce teeth and claws or camouflage and cleverness? In this very carnivorous camp, we’ll discover all the tactics predators use to catch their prey.

March 28, 2017 9 AM

Focus on Fossils
What is a fossil anyway? Learn how fossils form and how paleontologists know where to look for them.

March 28, 2017 9 AM

Dinosaur International
Are you a dinosaur enthusiast? Join us as we explore the dinosaurs from our traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs.

March 29, 2017 9 AM

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve (Way Up Trail)
While crossing Escondido Creek, enjoy wildflowers and the soothing sounds of the water.

March 29, 2017 9 AM

Adventures in Archaeology
Did you know the history of human civilization can be found under our feet? Archaeologists use clues left behind by ancient cultures to learn how people used to eat, play, and live in nature.

March 29, 2017 9 AM

Fossil Bureau of Investigation
Do you “dig” paleontology? Ever wonder how fossils are formed and found? Then join the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for the day.

March 30, 2017 9 AM

Dinosaur C.S.I
Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and join the Cretaceous Scene Investigation (C.

March 30, 2017 9 AM

Rock Hounds
Discover the splendor and science hidden right under your feet! San Diego is one of the most famous gem-producing regions in the world, but where do these minerals come from and how are they formed? We’ll sniff out the answers these questions and more as we explore the Museum, create rockin’ crafts, and take a hike in Balboa Park.

March 31, 2017 9 AM

Egg-speriments
The special properties of the simple egg can teach us so much about chemistry, physics, and biology.

March 31, 2017 9 AM

Plant Safari
There are 17 beautiful gardens in Balboa Park.
  • Dos Picos Regional Park (Ernie Pantoja Memorial Trail)

    This 78-acre park is a hidden treasure. This trail is a special treat with beautiful views of the park and surrounding hills and an abundance of unusually large and healthy native plant species. After the walk enjoy watching water fowl at the pond. This is an easy 1 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 200 feet.
  • The Bird Ball

    Get ready to preen your plumage and shake your tail feathers at this year’s gala, which supports programming and research at San Diego Natural History Museum.

    After several successful years celebrating at Fossil Ball, this year we are highlighting a new "ology"—ornithology—with The Bird Ball Ornithology was the emphasis of President and CEO Judy Gradwohl's advanced training, and it's fitting that we celebrate this passion at our gala on Saturday, March 25.

  • Family Days - Ultimate Dinosaurs

    Explore your love for all things prehistoric and help us celebrate our new exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs. Go on a scavenger hunt, 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. Learn more about upcoming events and themes. 

  • San Elijo Lagoon County Ecological Reserve (Rios Avenue Trailhead)

    The Reserve has more than 250 species of shore and water birds in multiple plant communities including marsh, sage scrub, and chaparral. Bring binoculars! This is an easy 2 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 200 feet.
  • Ice Age Adventure

    Just 10,000 years ago, San Diego was a very different place. Giant sloths roamed the grassland in the shadow of herds of mastodons. Saber tooth cats hunted camels and horses. We’ll discover how these animals were able to co-exist and see which Ice Age creatures survived to roam our backyards today. We’ll step back even further with a visit to our traveling exhibition, Ultimate DinosaursNote: This camp has an additional fee to cover the ticket cost for the special exhibition.

    Members $58 | Public $63