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Our calendar press releases are distributed on a quarterly basis and provide an all-encompassing look at what The Nat has to offer. This calendar release details offerings from November 2017 through January 2018. 

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SAN DIEGO—Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the exhibits in The Nat’s building? The building looks bigger from the outside than inside because it holds 8 million specimens in storage areas underground and behind gallery walls. The Museum is giving visitors a rare peek behind the scenes when they open Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage on November 18. The exhibition, which is included with paid admission and free for members, will remain on view for two years.

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Beginning Sunday, September 10, San Diegans can experience local hiking trails like never before when the new Canyoneer hiking season kicks off. More than 75 free hikes will be offered from September 2017 through June 2018. Hikes are offered on weekends—with a few midday hikes being offered on select dates—and cover diverse terrain, ranging from the coast to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and from the Tijuana Estuary to Palomar Mountain.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif.—An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego, Calif.,  preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached North America, according to a paper to be published in the April 27 issue of the prestigious science journal Nature. 

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An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego excavated by Museum staff preserves 130,000-year-old mastodon bones, molars, and tusks that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached the Americas, according to a paper scheduled to be published in the April 27 issue of the prestigious science journal Nature.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs

February 25, 2017

Meet new and exotic dinosaurs from the other side of the world. Prehistory takes on 21st century technology when Ultimate Dinosaurs, an exhibition featuring 16 fully-articulated dinosaur specimens from locations in the Southern Hemisphere, opens at theNAT. From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex's bigger, badder cousin), Ultimate Dinosaurs is a fascinating study of species you haven’t met before.

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SAN DIEGO— Cutting-edge 21st century technology puts a new twist on prehistoric creatures beginning February 25 when Ultimate Dinosaurs opens at the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT). This highly interactive exhibition utilizes augmented reality (AR) technology and features 16 free-standing dinosaur skeletons from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) is bringing the natural world to life with two new, temporary exhibitions scheduled for late 2016 and the first half of 2017.  

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Our calendar press releases are distributed on a quarterly basis and provide an all-encompassing look at what theNAT has to offer within the specified timeframe. 

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