NATtalks, Films, and Workshops

In the state-of-the-art Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater you can enjoy talks, unique film festivals, film premieres, and more. 


The Museum brings experts from around the country to speak on topics including our natural environment, history, world cultures, and art. Topics often coincide with the latest exhibitions at the Museum. Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of the month and join us for thoughtful, engaging talks on the latest in scientific research.

The 2016-2017 season of NATtalks is made possible with support from media partner KPBS.

Upcoming Events

NATtalk: Hive Mind: How Honey Bees Communicate

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7 PM

Honey bee colonies can consist of tens of thousands of individual bees, and yet they seem to act with a single focus. How does such a large group of organisms reach consensus, or alert each other to danger? How do they spread news that one of their ranks has found a good food source? Join us for a look inside the complex ways that honey bees communicate with Dr. Heather Broccard-Bell, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and beekeeper Hilary Kearney, owner of the San Diego-based company Girl Next Door Honey.
(photo credit Dr. Heather Broccard-Bell)

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