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.

Whale of a Time Family Day

Monday, January 15, 2018 11 AM

Every year from December through April, magnificent gray whales pass through San Diego’s coastal waters on their way to and from their breeding grounds.

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.

Rattlesnake Feeding in Water in California

Friday, February 2, 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 (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.

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.