Anniversary Events

Be part of the biggest year in our history.

Join us in honoring our 150th anniversary milestone with an exciting lineup of activities, special exhibitions, and programs.

Visit Free on Your Birthday

Let's celebrate our birthdays together. Throughout 2024, visitors will receive free, one-time admission during the month of their birthday. For entry, please bring an ID, birth certificate (photocopy or picture), school ID, or other proof of identification detailing your birthdate. Learn more.


Get your hands on cool, limited-edition merch all year long. We're rolling out one special product every month to commemorate our anniversary. It's only available in store at The Nat, and when it's gone it's gone. Sign up for email updates or follow us on Instagram to learn about a new release each month.

Nature Trail—Opening Late Spring 2024

A new native plant garden will bloom to life in spring 2024, surrounding our building with living displays of native plants that provide habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. This free amenity for all Park visitors is our birthday present back to the community. Learn more.

Anniversary Exhibition—Opening Memorial Day Weekend

A love for this unique corner of the world brought The Nat’s founders together 150 years ago. Since then, nature lovers have worked tirelessly to protect the wildlife and habitats that make this region so special. A new exhibition will bring these stories to life and offer hope for the conservation challenges of today. Learn more.

Wild Weekends All Summer Long

Let's get wild and celebrate this amazing place we call home. From Nat at Night to special programming and crafts, we're ready to bring you closer to the amazing wildlife of our region. Check back soon for a full calendar of activities and programs taking place at the Museum in summer 2024.

Save the date

Nature lovers, we can't wait to celebrate with you. We're working on a full calendar of events and activities to commemorate this milestone. Here's just a peek at what we have in store.

  • A new, three-story mural by artist Eva Struble, part of our new Atrium experience that will also include updated furnishings as well as a new store and cafe opening in spring 2024
  • A lineup of exciting Nat Talks that will bring our history to life
  • Secret Society of Adultologists: Anniversary Edition (September 2024)
  • 150th Anniversary Gala (October 2024)
  • Community Celebration and special promotions

As always, visit our event calendar for a full list of ongoing programs, events, and exhibitions.