There’s always something new to discover at The Nat, from family activities to evening events to new films and exhibitions. You’ll find a new experience every time you visit. Please note that all events are offered in local time (PST/PDT). Get ready for your visit, check out our Visit page for policies and procedures.
Note: We are not hosting in-person camps this year, but join us for a museum visit or for virtual summer events, and check out our Summer Science Kits.
Help science! Take part in California Biodiversity Day. Add your photos of wild plants and animals to the State-wide iNaturalist project. You can also support California’s amazing biodiversity every day—explore The Nat’s iNaturalist projects through our Community Science.
Lizards, snakes, spiders, oh my! Some may think they're creepy, but we think they're cuties. Saturdays in October, the creatures of the Living Lab will be our muses as we get to know them better through observation and art.
Of all winged insects, only butterfly and moth wings have scales—wait, what? Yep. Their scientific name, Lepidoptera, even means “scaley-winged.” Saturdays in November, get a closer look at museum specimens and use your observations of these fascinating creatures to create original artwork.
Our oceans are dynamic places full of life. Unfortunately, that life is threatened. Find out how you can help as you explore museum specimens and create ocean-inspired art Saturdays in December.