August 25, 2017 2 PM
August 25, 2017 5 PM
September 1, 2017 5 PM
September 2, 2017 10 AM
September 4, 2017 11 AM
September 5, 2017 10 AM
September 8, 2017 2 PM
September 9, 2017 1 PM
September 10, 2017 9 AM
September 16, 2017 9 AM
September 17, 2017 8 AM
September 22, 2017 2 PM
September 23, 2017 7 AM
September 24, 2017 7 AM
September 29, 2017 7 PM
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.
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 .
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 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.
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.