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

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (Carson's Crossing)

Sunday, November 5, 2017 9 AM

We cross Los Pe–asquitos Creek twice on this loop hike that passes through grasslands and riparian habitat.

Nature & Me Storytime - Owls

Thursday, November 9, 2017 10 AM

Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Airplane Monument)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 9 AM

There are scenic views along the trail to the monument, which marks the site of the 1922 crash of Lt.

Lakeside's River Park (San Diego River Trail)

Sunday, November 12, 2017 9 AM

Take an easy stroll through 100 acres earmarked for restoration as wetlands and upland habitat.

Come See What’s In Our Drawers

Thursday, November 16, 2017 5 PM

Join us for an exclusive members-only evening and get lost in our collections! Meet Museum curators and go behind-the-scenes.

Unshelved Family Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017 11 AM

It’s the opening day of our new exhibition, Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage.

Mission Trails Regional Park (Kumeyaay Lake)

Saturday, November 18, 2017 3 PM

This short easy hike along a cottonwood and willow shaded lakeshore is perfect for young children, seniors and avid birdwatchers.

NATtalk: What’s In Our Drawers

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7 PM

Ever wonder what our scientists collect and why? In celebration of the opening of our latest exhibition Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage, we’ve put together a panel of Museum scientists who will share their “staff picks” of the coolest, the most important, and sometimes the weirdest objects in our vast research collections.

Balboa Park (December Nights)

Friday, December 1, 2017 5 PM

In this annual event, Canyoneers will be selling locally gathered mistletoe to benefit the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Balboa Park (December Nights)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 5 PM

In this annual event, Canyoneers will be selling locally gathered mistletoe to benefit the San Diego Natural History Museum.

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.