Botany Bash

In 1874, a group of amateur naturalists came together to form the San Diego Society of Natural History. On April 27, 2019, people will convene at The Nat for an evening of celebration to raise funds for that same vision to preserve this amazing region we call home.

Join us at this year’s gala—The Botany Bash—which celebrates one of our many research departments. This elegant evening includes a cocktail reception and tequila tasting followed by a three-course dinner and live auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences. The Atrium will then transition into a dance floor, or guests can choose to move to the rooftop to enjoy live jazz and an after-dinner drink.

Get ready for lots of plant puns as we celebrate all things botanical.

6 PM Hors d’Herbivore Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception
6:30 PM The Blue Agave | Tequila tasting
7:30 PM The Venus Flytrap | Dinner (Sponsored by Maryanne and Harley Sefton)
8:30 PM Live Auction
9 PM The Boojum Boogie | Live music by the Knuckleheads and dancing in the Sefton Atrium
Succulent Soiree | Live jazz by Pop Nouveau Trio on the rooftop


Cocktail attire. Valet parking.

Tickets range from $175 for an individual balcony seat to $10,000 for a table of 10 that includes tableside champagne, an upper level membership, and a future behind-the-scenes tour. All proceeds support the museum’s conservation research and education.

Questions? Contact our gala team at 619.255.0359 or gala@sdnhm.org .

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