The Secret Society of Adultologists: Courtship, Love, and Sex

Friday, February 9, 7–10 PM

The San Diego Natural History Museum comes alive at night for an exclusive 21+ after-hours event, The Secret Society of Adultologists.

Do you remember your first crush? Your first kiss? The feeling of butterflies in your stomach as you got the nerve up to talk to a certain individual you saw across the room? The Secret Society of Adultologists is going to stimulate your senses and invite visitors to explore the world of courtship, love, and sex in the natural world. The entire Museum will be packed with activities, giving guests an opportunity to explore the hidden side of love in nature while also providing a more intimate view of The Nat.

Science, craft beer and cocktails, music, storytelling, food, crafts, and art.

Museum scientists will share treasures from our collection of more than 8 million specimens. We will have a Valentine’s Day crafting station, a special natural history-inspired “prom photo” station, love jam music, special access to our rooftop bar, live animal encounters, and games that test one’s love IQ. Full list of programs and activities below.

The Secret Society of Adultologists is a whole new way to experience The Nat—stay late and rediscover your sense of wonder.

Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members, and include access to all events and activities, but do not include food and beverages—both will be available for purchase at happy hour prices.

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Programs and Activities

  • Love Jams Playlist
  • Mating Dance Performances
  • “So That's How They Do It!” Activity Table
  • Species Penis Comparison
  • Rooftop Lounge
  • Corsage/Flower Bouquet Making Station
  • Prom Selfie Station
  • Valentine's Day Card Making Station
  • Pillow Talk
  • Artist in Residence Activity: Camera Lucida
  • Specimen Prep: Birds and Entomology
  • Paleontology Demonstration Lab Open
  • Copulating Frog Images from Books
  • Live Animal Encounters
  • Delicious Bites at the Flying Squirrel Café
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Gifts Available at the Museum Store