Cleveland National Forest (Noble Canyon)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 8 AM

Enjoy a downhill trek through this beautiful stream-cut canyon in the Laguna Mountains.

South Rueda Canyon (Trail Loop)

Sunday, May 6, 2018 7 AM

Learn chaparral plants and the history of the area on this morning walk along the canyon following La Cuenta Dr.

Nature & Me Storytime - Desert Animals

Thursday, May 10, 2018 10 AM

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

Ruffin Canyon Open Space (Taft Loop)

Saturday, May 12, 2018 8 AM

Hike this trail through one of San Diego's urban canyons and explore part of the San Diego River watershed.

Famosa Slough (Famosa Boulevard Trailhead)

Sunday, May 13, 2018 4 PM

Observe many unique salt marsh plants that tolerate high salinity and being submerged by salt water.

Fiesta Island (Fiesta Island) Midweek

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) New!

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.

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.