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.

  • 26 Oct

    Halloween Family Day

    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.

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019 11 AM
  • 20 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.  

    • Monday, January 20, 2020 11 AM
  • 17 Feb

    Nature Detective Family Day

    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.

    • Monday, February 17, 2020 11 AM
  • 30 Mar

    Spring Fling

    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!

    • Monday, March 30, 2020 11 AM
  • 26 Apr

    Trash to Treasure Family Day

    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. 

    • Sunday, April 26, 2020 11 AM
  • 25 May

    Flights of Fancy Family Day

    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.

    • Monday, May 25, 2020 11 AM