Family Days

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.

  • 21 Jan

    Ocean Commotion 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. Note: This falls on a Monday to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    • Monday, January 21, 2019 11 AM
  • 18 Feb

    Hooray! For Habitats Family Day

    San Diego’s diverse habitats allow us to journey from our rich coastline to the mountains and from ancient forests to the rugged desert wilderness, all in one day! Come explore the plants and animals in our backyards through hands on activities and a craft to take home. Note: This falls on a Monday to coincide with Presidents Day.

    • Monday, February 18, 2019 11 AM
  • 24 Mar

    SPRING FLING March 24 – March 30

    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. Join us each day or just one for interactive activities, mini tours, live animal encounters, and more. All activities are included with paid admission.  

    • Sunday, March 24, 2019 11 AM
  • 14 Apr

    Nature Explorer Family Day

    Join us as we explore nature’s wonders and get ready to participate in the upcoming City Nature Challenge. Take part in activities and crafts that celebrate our great outdoors and one of the most biodiverse regions in the country.

    • Sunday, April 14, 2019 11 AM
  • 27 May

    Fossil Fun Family Day

    Under your feet lie clues to the distant past. Discover the power and mystery of fossils. We’ll experience what it’s like to be a paleontologist through hands-on investigations and games. Make a fossil-inspired craft to take home. You’ll dig it!

    • Monday, May 27, 2019 11 AM