Blog

In this guest blog, Adam Rosenberg, senior at San Diego High School, details his experience in volunteering for Summer Camp at theNAT. Read more.  Read more.


Want to learn more about whales? Our limited engagement exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep is just the tip of the iceberg. Our other exhibitions, films, and public programs help bring this subject matter to life. Read more.  Read more.


Open Doors, Open Books

Posted: April 11, 2016

This summer, the doors will open on a brand new exhibition space in the Museum, one that enables our visitors to "open the door" to our Research Library and archives for the first time. Read more.  Read more.


The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) today announced that Judy Gradwohl has been selected as the Museum’s new president and CEO. Gradwohl, who comes to San Diego after 30 years with the Smithsonian Institution, will assume the role on July 1, 2016 at the start of the Museum’s new fiscal year. Read more.  Read more.


The death of an animal as majestic as a whale is a sad event. However, as Museum scientists interested in documenting the natural biodiversity of our region--and in increasing our understanding of the evolutionary and ecological history of that biodiversity--we view such events as learning opportunities. Read more.  Read more.


Get the most out of your visit to theNAT with some helpful hints and great tips on family-friendly activities and programs. Read more.  Read more.


When asking the average person if they’ve ever seen a flying squirrel, there are usually two responses: "Those aren’t real!" or "Like Rocky and Bullwinkle?" Like many other nocturnal animals, flying squirrels frequently go unnoticed, and not much is known about these gliding creatures. But with the help of citizen scientists in the San Bernardino mountain area, the Museum is hoping to learn more about their distribution and habitat use. Read more. Read more.


Digital Storytelling

Posted: February 22, 2016

Part of our mission is to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment, but that can sometimes be a tricky proposition within the four walls of our Museum. How can we deepen a visitor’s appreciation for the region within our exhibition spaces and through our online presence?  Read more.


The best paleontological discoveries are not always are made in the field. Some new fossils are found in the laboratory by our preparators. One recent find included a partial fossilized skeleton of an ancient crocodile.  Read more.


Where was the San Diego Natural History Museum in 1915 when the Panama-California Exposition opened in Balboa Park and put San Diego on the map? We were not yet located within Balboa Park. Read more about the Museum's history here.  Read more.