Family Days

Join us for monthly Family Days at theNAT, September through May, as we celebrate the natural world and our Museum. Each month has been uniquely themed to allow us to explore nature’s wonders, participate in hands-on activities, and create crafts to take home.

Family Days run from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Family Days are included with paid general admission and free for members. Not a member? Join today.

  • 28 Oct

    Halloween Family Day

    What lurks in the night? Celebrate bats and other nocturnal creatures at this annual Halloween-themed event. Learn all about nocturnal animals, get a tattoo, and make a bat craft to take home. You can also stop by and visit us out on the Prado Walkway as we’ll have a booth set up for the Park-wide Halloween Family Day.

    Halloween Family Day is made possible with support from Subaru of America

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017 11 AM
  • 18 Nov

    Unshelved Family Day

    It’s the opening day of our new exhibition, Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage. We’ve unique, and sometimes just plain bizarre, stuff from our storage areas and have put them on display for our visitors to enjoy. From tiny beetles to enormous whale bones, this family day will explore the hidden wonders of the Museum’s vast collections with activities and crafts. What do you collect? 

    • Saturday, November 18, 2017 11 AM
  • 9 Dec

    Mammal Mania Family Day

    What breathes air, has a backbone, and grows hair? A mammal, of course! Mammals are among the most intelligent of all living creatures and include a wide variety of animals, from cats to humans to whales. Join for a day that celebrates the variety and diversity of the mammal. We’ll have activities and crafts that honor this fantastic class of animal. 

    • Saturday, December 9, 2017 11 AM

Save the Date

Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Saturday, April 15, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018