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June 23, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT.

June 23, 2017 6 PM

The Killer Shrews
In a failed attempt to shrink humans to reduce world hunger (great idea, geniuses), a group of scientists unwittingly create giant, mutated, venomous shrews that feed on flesh.

June 25, 2017 4 PM

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Stonewall Peak)
Follow this switchback trail to granitic Stonewall Peak, elevation 5,730 feet.

June 26, 2017 9 AM

Dinosaur Detectives
Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and dig into the lives of these giant reptiles as we step back millions of years.

June 26, 2017 9 AM

Wild Wonders
Lizards and bats and rabbits, oh my! Come discover the creatures and critters that live in our own backyard.

June 26, 2017 9 AM

Kaleidoscope: Art & Science
Is there art in science? Is there science in art? This creative camp will investigate these questions as we explore natural science and all its beauty, diversity, and inspiration.

June 30, 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.

June 30, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT.

July 1, 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.

July 7, 2017 5 PM

Balboa Park After Dark
This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT.

July 10, 2017 9 AM

Remarkable Reptiles
Do you love critters that slither and creep? Explore the diversity of reptiles as we get up close and personal through encounters with living reptiles.

July 10, 2017 9 AM

The Science of Flight
Up, up, and away! We have been fascinated with flight for thousands of years.

July 10, 2017 9 AM

Digital Storytelling at TheNAT
We’re mixing technology with science and storytelling in this middle school camp experience.

July 10, 2017 9 AM

Digging into Dinosaurs
Stomp, dig, and roar with the dinosaurs! Join us as we journey into dinosaur realms, explore Fossil Mysteries and Ultimate Dinosaurs.

July 14, 2017 10 AM

Nature & Me Storytime - T. Rex
Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions.
  • Balboa Park After Dark

    This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT. We’ll be open until 8 PM on Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Read more .

  • The Killer Shrews

    In a failed attempt to shrink humans to reduce world hunger (great idea, geniuses), a group of scientists unwittingly create giant, mutated, venomous shrews that feed on flesh. Will scientific thinking save these genetic meddlers or will the killer shrews gnaw their way to planetary domination?

  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Stonewall Peak)

    Follow this switchback trail to granitic Stonewall Peak, elevation 5,730 feet. Enjoy views of Cuyamaca Reservoir and nearby peaks of the Cuyamaca Mountains. This is an intermediate 4 mile hike with an elevation gain/loss of up to 1000 feet.
  • Dinosaur Detectives

    Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and dig into the lives of these giant reptiles as we step back millions of years. Our journey to the age of dinosaurs is packed with crafts, games, and activities that explore the secrets of a strange pre-historic world. We’ll tour the Museum’s traveling exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs and go on field excursions.

    Members $276 | Non-members $301

    Note: This camp includes an $11 ticket to visit Ultimate Dinosaurs 

  • Wild Wonders

    Lizards and bats and rabbits, oh my! Come discover the creatures and critters that live in our own backyard. San Diego has some of the most natural diversity in the country and even the world. We’ll spend time in our new permanent exhibition Coast to Cactus in Southern California, explore Balboa Park, make crafts, sing songs, and learn about our animal neighbors. Everyday holds magic in our lovely region.

    Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30| 9 AM–Noon

    Members $145 | Non-members $170