Upcoming Exhibitions

Get to know The Nat’s sparkly side when we reveal some of the best, brightest, and most spectacular selections from our collection of more than 15,000 gems and minerals. We’ll be putting them on display in Gems and Minerals, a brand-new exhibition opening November 2018, giving visitors lots of tasty eye candy to enjoy during their visit to the Museum. 



Opens Summer 2018
This summer, little learners can expand their horizons in The Backyard, an all-new exhibit space where young visitors can learn and explore the natural world through play. Vibrant exhibit décor will bring urban San Diego to life by depicting a quintessential backyard oasis where people and wildlife share space and live together.