Super Survivor

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9 AM

What does it take to survive? Learn how adaptations help plants and animals survive and thrive in their habitats.

Dinosaur C.S.I.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 9 AM

Wish you had a time machine? Become a dinosaur detective and join the Cretaceous Scene Investigation (C.

Ocean Adventure

Thursday, December 21, 2017 9 AM

Dive into a day of ocean discovery as we explore the deep blue and the fascinating creatures both big and small found beneath the waves.

Nuts for Nature

Friday, December 22, 2017 9 AM

Are you crazy about nature? Become a nature detective and find out how scientists use clues to learn about animal behavior and habitats.

Fossil Bureau of Investigation

Friday, December 22, 2017 9 AM

Do you “dig” paleontology? Then join the Paleo Fossil Bureau of Investigation (F.

Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California

Friday, January 5, 2018 2 PM

Come watch two of our rattlesnake handlers feed our Red Diamondback rattlesnake then chat with them about the rattlesnake species that live in our region.

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.