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.
Each event runs from 11 AM to 3 PM, with Ms. Frizzle offering Family Day participants a wild and wacky performance in the Museum’s giant-screen theater at noon. Wind up your mental motor and cruise on down to surf some brain waves with the Frizz, from The Magic School Bus® series.
Family Days are included with paid general admission and free for members. Not a member? Join today. Don’t miss your chance to explore the worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal science with the Frizz at the next Family Day.
What flies, lay eggs, sings, hunts for prey, and dates back to the age of dinosaurs? The bird, of course! With nearly 500 of our feathered friends native to San Diego County, our region has more species than any other in the United States. Come celebrate our feathered friends by taking part in activities and crafts.
Special guest to Family Day will be author, Sally J. Pla, she has written her debut novel called The Someday Birds. This book geared towards grades 3 through 7 is equal parts madcap road trip, coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn’t understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis. The Someday Birds will be available in our Museum store.
What’s as old as a dinosaur and more diverse than any mammal? Reptiles! Discover the lives of these incredible creatures and take part in activities and crafts that celebrate these interesting animals. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet special guests from our Herpetology Department.
Explore your love for all things prehistoric and help us celebrate our new exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs. Go on a scavenger hunt, try your hand at our dinosaur science games, and create dinosaur-inspired art to take home. It’ll be the most fun you’ve had in 75 million years.
Celebrate the Earth and save the planet. Join us as we honor Earth Day and help keep our environment clean by turning recyclable trash into treasure. We’ll provide the recycled supplies and all you need to do is bring the creativity.
Butterflies are some of our favorite insects. Join us as we discover more about these beautiful and fascinating creatures. We’ll learn more about life cycles and different types of butterflies. Take part in butterfly-inspired activities and crafts.