After-Hours Events | The Secret Society of Adultologists
Friday, September 29, 2017 7 PM

The San Diego Natural History Museum comes alive at night for an exclusive 21+ after-hours event, The Secret Society of Adultologists.

Most of us remember our first trip to a natural history museum—marveling at being surrounded by bizarre creatures large and small, appreciating the deep sense of history contained in a dinosaur skeleton, and admiring the idyllic images of Museum scientists from a previous era. The Secret Society of Adultologists has been designed to reinvigorate that initial sense of awe by throwing an after-hours 21+ event to remember. The entire Museum will be packed with activities giving party-goers a more intimate view of theNAT and an opportunity to see this cabinet of curiosity come to life.

Science, craft cocktails, music, storytelling, food, crafts, and art will all be components of this exclusive event. Museum scientists will share treasures from our collection of more than 8 million specimens. We’ll have crafting stations, art installations featuring amazing taxidermy, DJs, special access to a rooftop bar, live animal encounters, and games that will evoke your inner explorer. 

Tickets: $25 for non-members, $15 for members

Crestridge Ecological Reserve (Rios Canyon Trailhead) New!

Sunday, October 15, 2017 8 AM

Enjoy a trek through the less visited eastern "wing" of the Crestridge Ecological Reserve.

NATtalk: Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7 PM

For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and Southern California have made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with native plants and continuously refining their botanical knowledge.

San Dieguito River Park (Coast to Crest Trail—Mule Hill)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8 AM

This trail explores a colorful part of San Diego's history beginning at the Sikes Adobe built in 1872.

Rancho Mission Canyon Park (Northeast)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 9 AM

We will caravan to a high point, and then walk downhill through prickly pear cactus and other chaparral plants with numerous trap door spider homes along the way.

Volcan Mountain County Open Space Preserve (Five Oaks Trail)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 AM

This 2,195-acre preserve offers an array of seasonal wildflowers in oak-pine woodland.

Halloween Family Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017 11 AM

What lurks in the night? Celebrate bats and other nocturnal creatures at this annual Halloween-themed event.

Daley Ranch (Stanley Peak)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 8 AM

Enjoy an invigorating hike to Daley RanchÕs highest peak while delighting in the sights and smells of chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities.

Educator Night

Thursday, November 2, 2017 4 PM

Educator Appreciation Night is thrown on an annual basis to thank local educators for their wonderful work throughout San Diego County.

Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension (Del Mar Scenic Trail)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 8 AM

See Torrey pines, native chaparral, and seasonal wildflowers on this easy walk to a vista point overlooking Los Pe–asquitos Lagoon and the ocean.

Meet Huxley the Hawk

Saturday, November 4, 2017 10 AM

Meet Huxley, the Harris’s Hawk, and talk with our Canyoneers about how you can see these birds in the wild.

Family Programs

Family Days and Nature & Me Storytime are included in the price of admission to the Museum. As always, these events are free for Museum members. Learn more.

Public Programs

For naturalists of all ages, we offer guided nature hikes, whale watching, film festivals, and expert lectures. Learn more.