Talks and Lectures

Nat Talks, made possible with support from presenting sponsor The Downing Family Foundation and media partner KPBS, feature museum staff and outside experts speaking on an array of topics, including the latest in scientific research, history, conservation, and the natural world.

Purchase tickets by clicking on the link associated with each event. To view recorded talks and lectures, visit our YouTube playlist. Please note that all talks are offered in local time (PST/PDT).

Upcoming Events

Nat Talk: Play Behavior in Cats

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 7 PM

From lions to our domesticated feline companions, play behavior is found all throughout the animal kingdom. Learn how to give your pet cat an outlet for their natural predatory instincts through interactive play!

Cats are our furry family members, and we want to give them the best possible care. Playtime is essential for the mental and physical health for our feline friends and their innate hunting instincts. Dr. Mikel Delgado will share the scientific knowns and unknowns about cat play, including practical tips on encouraging indoor playtime in our cats at home.

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Past Talks

Check out our top five most viewed talks from the 2021 season on YouTube.

Climate Change Series

Throughout 2021, The Nat and Climate Science Alliance collaborated to offer a series of evening talks and daytime lessons around climate change. These quarterly events dove into the complex topic of our changing climate. The more we know, the better we can respond to what is happening. Watch the series and be empowered.