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

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Hueso Wash & Palm Spring) New!

Saturday, February 17, 2018 9 AM

Desert wildflowers plus a short slot canyon and interesting geologic features leading to a mud cave give this hike something for everyone.

Otay Valley Regional Park (Fenton Pond Trail)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 9 AM

The trail passes through a variety of habitats including riparian woodland, marsh, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral, presenting many opportunities for bird watching and observing nature.

Manchester Habitat Conservation Area (Manchester Trail)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 8 AM

Enjoy native plants and birds in a space preserved by the city of Encinitas.

Cleveland National Forest (Lower Santa Ysabel Trail To Boden Canyon)

Sunday, February 25, 2018 9 AM

The Lower Santa Ysabel Trail, now reserved for hikers and equestrians, takes you beside a lush riparian forest of towering sycamores, willows, cottonwoods, and spreading oaks, draped with native grape vines as it travels beside or above Santa Ysabel Creek, then climbs up into bordering patches of grassland and chaparral.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Morteros & Ghost Mountain)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 10 AM

Visit a Kumeyaay cultural area where foods were processed leaving deep morteros in the granitic rock.

Dos Picos Regional Park (Ernie Pantoja Memorial Trail)

Sunday, March 4, 2018 10 AM

This 78-acre park is a hidden treasure.

Nature & Me Storytime - Plants

Thursday, March 8, 2018 10 AM

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

Old Banner Road (Warlock Mine)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 9 AM

This site offers a wide variety of seasonal wildflowers on a downhill walk to the Warlock Mine.

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve (Lopez Canyon)

Sunday, March 11, 2018 8 AM

This quiet canyon is home to a variety of wildlife, including several species of birds of prey.

Barnett Ranch Preserve (Valley View Trail) New! Midweek

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 9 AM

The historic cattle ranch is part of the property that was once the home of Augustus and Martha Barnett, whose adobe ranch house still stands.

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.