Join us for monthly Family Days at The Nat, September through May, as we celebrate the natural world and our Museum. Each month has been uniquely themed to allow us to explore nature’s wonders, participate in hands-on activities, and create crafts to take home.
Family Days run from 11 AM to 3 PM and are included with paid general admission and free for members. Not a member? Join today.
Visit The Nat on Labor Day to creep, crawl, and flutter with the earth’s most numerous and varied creatures. Discover San Diego’s insect residents through buggy crafts, insect investigations, and some special guests.
What lurks in the night? Celebrate bats and other nocturnal creatures at this annual Halloween-themed event. Learn all about nocturnal animals, get a tattoo, and make a bat craft to take home. You can also stop by and visit us on the Prado Walkway as we’ll have a booth set up for the Park-wide Halloween Family Day.
There’s a lot going on at the rocky water’s edge and along our coast. The ocean is abundant with interesting sea creatures. Join as we discover what lies along San Diego’s coastline. We’ll have specimens, activities, and crafts to help us celebrate and protect our local tide pools and great blue Pacific Ocean.
Visit The Nat on President’s Day to uncover nature’s secrets so you can become a nature detective. Participate in activities and crafts that celebrate our great outdoors. We’ll uncover tracks, scat fur, and bones to unlock nature’s clues.
Spring break at The Nat is blooming with fun and science! Join us for a week of activities that blend both art and science. We’ll highlight our science departments: birds, mammals, botany, entomology, herpetology, and paleontology. Hands-on activities, mini tours, live animal encounters, and more!
Celebrate the Earth and save the planet. Join us as we honor the Mother Earth and help keep our environment clean by turning recyclable trash into treasure. We’ll provide the recycled supplies and all you need to do is bring the creativity.
Visit The Nat on Memorial Day to discover what flies, lay eggs, sings, hunts for prey, and dates back to the age of dinosaurs. Birds, of course! With nearly 500 of our feathered friends native to San Diego County, our region has more bird species than any other in the United States. Come celebrate and learn about them by taking part in activities and crafts.