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

Sweetwater Regional Park (Sweetwater Dam Loop)

Sunday, December 3, 2017 8 AM

This hike heads toward the Sweetwater Reservoir.

Santa Margarita River (River Trail)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 9 AM

The Santa Margarita River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in San Diego County.

Mammal Mania Family Day

Saturday, December 9, 2017 11 AM

What breathes air, has a backbone, and grows hair? A mammal, of course! Mammals are among the most intelligent of all living creatures and include a wide variety of animals, from cats to humans to whales.

Nature & Me Storytime - Pack Rats

Thursday, December 14, 2017 10 AM

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

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Bighorn & Nolina Canyon Loop)

Saturday, December 16, 2017 9 AM

Explore two lightly visited canyons with bighorn sheep, fascinating rock formations, and an array of wildflowers (if the rains have cooperated).

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Glorietta Canyon) New!

Sunday, December 17, 2017 9 AM

This canyon offers an escape from some of the more frequently visited areas around Borrego Springs.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Five Groves & Torote Bowl)

Saturday, January 6, 2018 9 AM

Explore the vegetation and animal life of five palm groves with different habitats, two of which have spring-fed surface water.

McGinty Mountain Ecological Reserve (McGinty Mountain Trail) Midweek

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9 AM

This small mountain southeast of El Cajon offers a hike with a 1,400-foot elevation gain/loss.

Nature & Me Storytime - Whales

Thursday, January 11, 2018 10 AM

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

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Harper Flat) New!

Saturday, January 13, 2018 9 AM

This hike takes you up Pinyon Wash and into Harper Flat, an extensive area of Native American use.

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.