San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection[SDNHM Education Programs: Classes, Field Trips, Overnight Expeditions, Lectures, Films, Programs for Children]
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San Diego Natural History Museum Early Childhood Programs
Early Childhood
Calling all budding naturalists! Enjoy a fun-filled learning experience at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Bring your friends or make new ones!

Summer Camps
Are you looking for a first step toward the school day, or a stimulating morning for your more experienced preschoolers? Pre-K camps provide both! Summer Camp at the San Diego Natural History Museum is the perfect place to learn about respect for each other and the natural world. Our experienced staff provides a safe and exciting camp experience for your child.

Summer Camp Registration begins March 2012..

Nature and Me Storytime
Calling all budding naturalists! Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions. Storytime is held every second Thursday of the month. Open to all ages with a parent.
(Recommended for ages 1–5 with an adult.)

Every second Thursday; 10:15 AM
FREE with Museum admission

Nature and Me Storytime Themes:
May 12 - Tidepools
June 9 - Penguins and Polar Bears
July 14 - Marine Animals
August 11 - Reptiles
September 8 - Amphibians
October 13 - Bats
November 10 - Spiders
December 8 - Animals in Winter

Photo SD Humane/C. Eley

Wahoo! Wacky Science Sundays with Ms. Frizzle™ and The Magic School Bus©

Join us for live performances every Sunday! Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal science hands-on! Call the Frizzle hotline 619.232.3821 ext. 110 or visit for the latest information. Made possible by an anonymous donation.
EVERY Sunday; 12:15 and 2:15 PM
FREE with Museum admission

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Bring Museum Education to your preschool or child-care center
Mesozoic Mystery
Curious creatures lived long, long ago. Can you tell a dinosaur from other prehistoric reptiles? Get the facts! Touch a real dinosaur fossil, learn a song, and make a “fossil” to keep.

Tidepool Wonders
A tidepool is a special place filled with strange inhabitants. In this class, imagine life under and above the surge in the tidal zone.

Cloud Science
Clouds are curious everyday things. Learn how to identify basic cloud types through song, art, and experiment.

Click for more information or call 619.255.0210 to arrange a visit.

Summer Camps: Registration begins March 2012.

Do you have an idea for a Youth Program you'd like to attend
at the San Diego Natural History Museum? Let us know!

The Museum welcomes children of all ability levels in its educational programs. Upon registration, please communicate any special needs your child may have, so that we can make appropriate accommodations.