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.

Meyer Valley (Boulder Creek)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 9 AM

Spectacular geologic formations and desert landscapes show effects of weathering.

Gonzales Canyon (Torrey Pines Loop)

Sunday, March 18, 2018 8 AM

See a wide variety of plants representing coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and riparian habitats.

Flower Power Family Day

Sunday, March 18, 2018 11 AM

Spring is in the air! Become a junior botanist and celebrate the beauty and power of flowering plants during the lushest of all the seasons.

Cleveland National Forest (Pacific Crest Trail—Kitchen Creek Rd. To Cibbets Flat)

Saturday, March 24, 2018 9 AM

This trek starts on a ridgeline with expansive views of backcountry and south toward Mexico and Cameron Valley as it ascends up the gentle-to-moderate slope composed of interesting rock formations that will delight geology enthusiasts.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Mine Canyon)

Sunday, March 25, 2018 9 AM

Hike into the North Pinyon Mountains, the site of many desert mine locations.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Stonewall Mine Loop)

Saturday, March 31, 2018 8 AM

This hike is a reminder of the past glory of the Cuyamaca Mountains, as the trees here were not destroyed or heavily damaged by the 2003 Cedar Fire.

Cabrillo National Monument (Bayside Trail)

Sunday, April 1, 2018 10 AM

Encounter windswept vegetation and chaparral scrub forests on cliffs overlooking San Diego Harbor on this 2-mile round-trip hike.

Cleveland National Forest (Agua Dulce—Chico Spur Loop)

Saturday, April 7, 2018 9 AM

Walk under pines, oaks, and incense cedar on this 7-mile hike that follows the Agua Dulce fire road with a return on the Chico Spur.

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.