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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 September through September 2018.  

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SAN DIEGO, CA—Get to know The Nat’s sparkly side in an all-new exhibition experience titled Hidden Gems. Opening to the public on November 10, 2018, the “deconstructed” exhibition will display more than 100 stunning objects from the Museum’s mineralogy collection, many of which have never before been on public display.

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SAN DIEGO, CA—Adventures begin in The Backyard, a brand-new exhibition at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) that allows little learners to expand their horizons, learn, and explore the natural world through play. This new space provides children 0-5 years old with a safe, dedicated place to play while parents, grandparents, and caregivers participate or sit, relax, and observe. The exhibition is included with paid admission and free for members. All children must be accompanied by an adult to gain access to the space.

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SAN DIEGO, CA—Today, the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) and five additional San Diego museums announced their participation in ‘Museums for All,’ a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. 

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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 June through August 2018. 

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) today announced the addition of Mark Orozco as chief financial and operations officer (CFO/COO). Orozco, who started March 12, will oversee accounting, finance, operations, administration, human resources, IT, and legal functions. 

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SAN DIEGO, CA—Researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) and the non-profit organization Terra Peninsular A.C. have rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) in Baja California; the Museum is partnering with the organization and local authorities on a conservation plan for the species.

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SAN DIEGO, CA–On the heels of its successful inaugural launch, the second edition of the acclaimed film series Reel Science is set to debut a new slate of cult science-fiction movies every Friday in May 2018. Featured films will be paired with a local scientist who will provide contextualized and corrective feedback about the scientific themes presented following each screening. 

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SAN DIEGO, CA—With the concept of participatory science gaining traction globally, the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) is spearheading a local effort to encourage San Diegans to opt outside and partake in the 2018 City Nature Challenge. The event is a multi-city competition to see which city can record the most observations of their local flora and fauna over a 4-day period.

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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 February through June 2018. 

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