Please Note: On Tuesday, April 22, the final film of the day will be "Dinosaurs Alive! 3D" at 3:30PM.

Meet Michael Field, Lead Exhibit Designer

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Meet one of the key members of the San Diego Natural History Museum’s exhibits team that is developing our upcoming core exhibition Coast to Cactus in Southern California, set to open in January 2015. Learn more about his contributions to the meticulous undertaking that is building an exhibition.

 

  • Posted: April 17th, 2014

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Extinct Porpoise Discovered in San Diego Had a Major Underbite

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It’s not every day that a new species of porpoise is introduced to the scientific world. However, that’s what recently happened when a team of paleontologists, including representatives from the San Diego Natural History Museum, discovered the fossil remains of a 3 million year old animal with a unique skull anatomy not represented in any living or fossil dolphin or porpoise.

 

Snoopy License Plate Now Available to Benefit Museums

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We all know Snoopy is a well-known California icon. But we’re most excited about the Snoopy License Plate because proceeds will support California’s museums—such as theNAT—through a new grant program. 

 

  • Posted: March 19th, 2014

  • By: theNAT

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Watch trailer for Great White Shark 3D Great White Shark 3D

Great White Shark unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear—the much maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood great white shark—and goes to the depths of human daring to tell the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. Three years in the making, the film takes viewers around the world to get an up-close and personal look at this iconic predator. Great White Shark examines what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white. 

From March 1st, 2014 To December 31st, 2014

Watch trailer for Ocean Oasis Ocean Oasis

Take a fascinating journey into two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds—Mexico’s Sea of Cortés and the Baja California desert. Ocean Oasis , a giant-screen film, mesmerizes audiences as they witness the beauty of life in Baja California's rich waters and seemingly barren land. Note: Ocean Oasis is a 2D film.Produced by the San Diego Natural History Museum, Summerhays Films, and PRONATURA A.C., with sponsorship from Sempra Energy. Winner of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and the International Wildscreen Film Festival.

From January 1st, 2005 To December 31st, 2020

Real Pirates

Real Pirates

View more than 200 artifacts, including cannons, swords, coins, gold and jewelry, recovered off the coast of Cape Cod from the first authenticated pirate ship discovered in U.S. waters. Sail with legendary pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew and learn the true story of the Whydah, from her historic transformation from slave ship to pirate ship to her final resting place on the ocean floor. One of the most advanced ships of her day, the Whydah sank in a storm in 1717 with bounty from more than 50 captured ships.


Ecosystems of San Diego County

Ecosystems of San Diego County

Ecosystems of San Diego County brings together 14 San Diego artists who have been commissioned to photograph areas throughout our incredibly diverse region. The 80 works include areas from the waters along the coast to the mountains and the deserts, all within the county. Featured artists include Lee Peterson, Richard Herrmann, Bill Evarts, Abe Ordover, and 10 more.


 
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