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

Mission Trails Regional Park (Oak Canyon)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 8 AM

The walk starts past the Old Mission Dam (a nationally registered historic landmark) and follows a streambed rimmed by coast live oaks.

Marian R. Bear Memorial Park (Regents Road Trailhead)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 9 AM

Chaparral and California sage scrub habitats provide an opportunity to look for coyote melons and fragrant doveweed.

Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve (Grasslands Loop)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 9 AM

Canyoneers have special permission to hike this 5,600-acre California Fish and Wildlife ecological reserve.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Ironwood Wash & Canyon)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 8 AM

Ironwood Wash gets its name from the more than 100 desert ironwood trees found here.

Navajo Canyon Open Space Park (Adobe Falls Trailhead)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 8 AM

Walk along the streambed part way up Navajo Canyon, which cuts narrowly into the communities of Del Cerro and Allied Gardens.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Plum Canyon)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 8 AM

Experience lower elevation desert vegetation on this walk along an abandoned wagon road, once a major route into this section of Anza-Borrego.

Calavera Regional Nature Preserve (Lake Calavera Trail)

Sunday, February 4, 2018 9 AM

This hike offers the opportunity for views from the mountain top and to see natural lands habitat restoration in progress.

Azalea Community Park (Manzanita Canyon) New! Midweek

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8 AM

Come and explore two of San Diego's unique urban canyons.

Nature & Me Storytime - Birds

Thursday, February 8, 2018 10 AM

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

Cleveland National Forest (Eagle Peak)

Sunday, February 11, 2018 8 AM

This trail has panoramic views of the Three Sisters Waterfalls.

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.