There’s always something new to discover at The Nat, from family activities to evening events to new films and exhibitions. You’ll find a new experience every time you visit. Please note that all events are offered at local time (PST/PDT). Get ready for your visit, check out our Visit page for policies and procedures.
Roam the primitive forest and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals—where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision.
The Baja California Peninsula: our neighbor in nature. Explore towering mountains, desert flats, and isolated islands, and follow along with researchers working to conserve the peninsula’s wild beauty in our newest permanent exhibition.
Wildlife is all around, even when we don’t see it. So, what exactly are animals up to when we’re not looking? Find out in this new photography exhibition featuring animal candids taken with the help of camera trap technology.
Shrink down in size and view life from the perspective of the real rulers of our planet—the bugs.
Present your Museum Month pass to receive half-price admission to The Nat throughout the month of February. Learn more.
No matter where you live in San Diego, we are always sharing space with birds. Saturdays in February, we're celebrating our fine feathered friends.