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Family Days

From September through May the Museum hosts a monthly Family Day celebrating a new exhibition or a fascinating natural science. Hosted by our education department’s staff and instructors, we’ll conduct experiments, make a craft to take home, and provide a variety of extra activities for a fun and educational family experience. You might even have a chance to meet one of our scientists!

  • There is no extra charge with the price of admission and Family Days and members are always free.

    Family Days are always 11 AM to 3 PM.

More Pirates! Family Day

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Monday, September 1, 2014
Arrrrrr, the pirates are setting sail from San Diego! Join us as Real Pirates celebrates its last day here at the NAT. Learn about the history and science of pirates as we conduct experiments and make pirate-inspired crafts to take home.

 

 

Halloween Family Day

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
What lurks in the night? Celebrate bats and other nocturnal creatures at this annual Halloween-themed event. Grab a flashlight and visit the Critter Cave, enjoy fun activities, and make crafts to take home.

 

 

Walk Like an Egyptian Family Day

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Help us celebrate the West Coast debut of The Discovery of King Tut. We’ll learn more about Howard Carter’s remarkable discovery of the lost tomb of Tutankhamun, and you can make a craft to take home. You’ll definitely leave the Museum walking like an Egyptian!

 

 

Eat, Prey, Fly! Family Day

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Soar into the lives of raptors. Eagles, hawks, and owls are some of our favorite birds of prey. Join us as we learn all about these majestic animals.

Save the Date

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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, May 25, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015