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Upcoming Events

The Natural World: Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen
Exhibition opening reception, book-signing and lecture
Friday, May 16, 2014

Coast to Cactus in Southern California
Go behind-the-scenes of our new 8000-feet exhibition, scheduled to open January 2015
Thursday, June 19, 2014 

Pirates on the High Seas
Enjoy an afternoon adventure on Maritime Museum’s Californian with pirate expert and historian, Dr. Mark Hanna. Optional tour of the San Salvador available. 
Friday, August 8, 2014

Baja Biodiversity
Travel with Museum scientists to learn about the biodiversity of Baja California Sur.
Rancho Las Cruces private resort in La Paz, Mexico 
Thursday, November 13-Sunday, November 16, 2014

Recent Events

Exploring the Unexplored: A Natural History Expedition in Baja California
Speakers: Dr. Jon Rebman, The Mary and Dallas Clark Chair of Botany and
Dr. Michael Wall, VP of Research and Public Programs and Curator of Entomology
Reception and Lecture

Pirate Science: The Role Pirates Played in the Birth of Modern Natural History
Speaker: UCSD Professor Dr. Mark Hanna
Reception and Lecture

Indulge in Chocolate
Dinner and chocolate at Eclipse Chocolat Bar & Bistro in South Park

Among the Great Whales: Baja California and the Sea of Cortéz
Lindblad and National Geographic Expedition

VIP opening of Dino Jaws exhibition

Huntington Gardens 
Day trip to visit the gardens and see When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage

Olivewood Gardens
Tour of Olivewood Gardens in National City

Invitations and more information will be sent to current Leadership Circles. For more information on becoming a Leadership Circles member, please contact Eowyn Bates at 619.255.0172 or