Today at the Museum

Friday, November 3, 2017

Members Only Programs

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Members Only

Join us for an exclusive members-only Evening Bat Encounter with Rob Mies, Executive Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation. Learn more about the vital roles these creatures play as pollinators of some of our favorite plants, including the Agave tequilana. See bats from around the world, and enjoy a cocktail with renowned Museum scientists!

Program is appropriate for guests ages 21 + with ID.

Through June 30, 2018

Special Exhibit

Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

Now Open

Special Exhibit

Free With Museum Admission

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

Now Open

Family and Childrens Programs

Free With Museum Admission

June 24, 2017 - June 16, 2019

Special Exhibit

Explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

September 15, 2017–March 8, 2018

IMAX

See what it's like to fly like a bird!

October 7, 2017–May 28, 2018

Special Exhibit

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies.

Upcoming Events

February 23, 2018 - February 24, 2018

After Hours Programs

One Step Beyond celebrates California’s Bay Area hip-hop culture with DJ D Sharp, DJ Mind Motion, and TAP. 10, hosted by bay area native Sway Calloway.

Six Wednesdays, March 7–April 11, 2018

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. 

Eight Thursdays, March 8–April 26, 2018

Courses and Workshops

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Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as backdrop for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.

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Events Open for Registration or Application

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