Today at the Museum

Open through April 30, 2017

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

Countdown to Zero, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, will focus on several global efforts that have been able to contain, or eradicate disease.

Now Open

Space Show

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

A new must-see exhibit in the world-famous Fossil Halls. 

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Dinosaurs Among Us will examine how one group of dinosaurs evolved into the fascinating living creatures we call birds. 

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World will immerse visitors in the world of crocs, with engaging interactives, models, artifacts, and living specimens, including an African dwarf crocodile, Siamese crocodile, and American alligator hatchlings.

First Saturdays, October 2016 - May 2017

After Hours Programs

Free With Museum Admission

We invite visitors to experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Explore Cuba's extraordinary biodiversity and unique culture through our immersive exhibits. 

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

An annual tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Fold, crease, and create an assortment of origami models with a team of volunteers from OrigamiUSA. Enjoy a display of some of OrigamiUSA’s most complex creations, snack on milk and cookies as you fold, and take home a collection of your own for the holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Monday, December 12

After Hours Programs

Join University of California, San Diego, Professor Brian Keating on a trip from the frigid depths of Antarctica to the distant reaches of outer space. Along the way, we will encounter new tools to examine the universe and our place within it, exploring  mysteries in cosmology from the nature of space to concepts such as the "Arrow of Time."

Friday, December 16

After Hours Programs

Sold Out

SOLD OUT - Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.

Tuesday, December 27

After Hours Programs

Join Brian Abbott and Ted Williams to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Special Events

Free With Museum Admission

Join us for the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa celebration. Ruben Studdard sings all the right notes to usher in a year of renewed faith, love, and unity.

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