Related Programs

We’re going BIG! Not only are we presenting Ultimate Dinosaurs on the West Coast for the first time, we’ve curated a schedule of related programs—and a film—all of which are included with your admission to the special exhibition. Keep an eye on this space for new dino-centric programs being offered during the run—the exhibition closes September 4, 2017.

Special 3D Film

Sea Monsters 3D
Through September 4, 2017

National Geographic’s Sea Monsters 3D brings to life the extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur age. The film, shown daily in our giant-screen theater, weaves together spectacular photorealistic animation with standout finds from paleontological digs around the world—treasures that shed light on the film’s incredible cast of characters.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs Family Day featuring a special performance by Ms. Frizzle
Sunday, March 26, 11 AM–3 PM

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.

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NATtalk: Birding in the Age of Dinosaurs with Luis Chiappe *
Tuesday, March 21, 7 PM

This talk tells a story of amazing paleontological breakthroughs worldwide. Dr. Luis Chiappe, vice president of research and collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and director of the Dinosaur Institute, explains how numerous fossil discoveries of the last few decades have transformed our understanding of the diversity and lifestyles of the birds that lived with the large dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era. Tickets available soon.

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Nature and Me Storytime
Every Second Thursday, 10:15 AM

Enjoy an imaginative journey into the ancient past this summer by joining our dynamic Nature and Me Storytime readings focused on dinosaurs. This program is open to all ages with a parent, and recommended for ages 1–5.

Dino themes:

  • June 8 – Long Necks
  • July 13 – T. rex
  • August 10 – Fossils

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Spring Camp*
March 27–29

School is out, but fun and science are always in. Join us this spring break as we discover dinosaurs and get inspired by nature’s wonders. The Museum offers flexible, single-day experiences for budding scientists in grades 1–5.

Dino camps:

  • Ice Age Adventure
  • Predator
  • Focus on Fossils
  • Fossil Bureau of Investigation
  • Dinosaur C.S.I

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Members-Only Dino Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 9 AM

Join us for our 6th annual “egg hunt” at theNAT. Bring your children or grandchildren to the Museum before it opens and search for treasure-filled eggs. Enjoy crafts and activities and a special dino-themed appearance from Ms. Frizzle.

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Summer Camp*
June 19–August 18

What makes summer in San Diego all the better? A summer camp experience at theNAT, of course. Join our team of nature enthusiasts on a prehistoric adventure by signing up for one of the following camps. The Museum offers full-week camps for grades 1-8 and half-day camps for grade Pre-K/Kindergarten.

Dino camps:

  • Digging into Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaur Detective
  • Fossil Finders
  • Paleo FBI
  • Evolution Revolution

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*Not included with admission to Ultimate Dinosaurs . Additional cost applies.