Fiesta Island (Fiesta Island)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8 AM

Hike on the largest man-made island in Mission Bay where, despite the abundance of invasive plants, there are thriving native species.

Cleveland National Forest (Big Laguna Trail)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 8 AM

This hike has spectacular views as it passes under large pine and oak trees and climbs towards Laguna Meadow.

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve (Rios Avenue Trailhead)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 7 AM

The Reserve has more than 250 species of shore and water birds in multiple plant communities that include marsh, sage scrub, and chaparral.

Desert Discovery Family Day

Monday, May 28, 2018 11 AM

Far from deserted, our deserts are full of plant and animal life.

Lake Hodges (Piedras Pintadas Trail)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 7 AM

The aptly named Piedras Pintadas (Òpainted rocksÓ) trail explores a small part of the rich San Diego County Kumeyaay Indian culture and habitat by following a well-marked trail with interpretive plaques.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Green Valley Falls Loop)

Sunday, June 3, 2018 9 AM

Get an early-morning start at the falls and then hike along the east side of the Sweetwater River.

Resident Free Days

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10 AM

San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military, and their dependents receive free general admission to The Nat on the first Tuesday of each month.

San Diego River Estuary (San Diego Estuary)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 7 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers built rock-faced dikes on both sides of the San Diego River that have created an estuary that is home to numerous birds, fish, and invertebrates.

Palomar Mountain State Park (Thunder Spring/Chimney Flats)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 8 AM

Enjoy a picturesque trail to Thunder Spring while hiking through bracken fern, oaks, and conifers.

ASD Mornings

Sunday, June 10, 2018 9 AM

The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) is pleased to offer a program for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community: a once-a-month ASD Morning in which the Museum opens early for adults and children on the autism spectrum and their families, friends, and caregivers.

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.