Today at the Museum

February 19

Student Programs

Registration Closed

Experience the splendor of live butterflies in the Museum's indoor tropical rainforest. Interact with these fascinating insects up close to explore how they eat, grow, and trick hungry predators.

June 25, 2011 - December 7, 2014

Special Exhibit

This exhibition features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Members Only Programs

Members Only

Updated with the latest scientific data and narrated by Tom Hanks! Join us for an exclusive members-only evening viewing of the beloved space show: Passport to the Universe. Traverse billions of light years, from our home planet to deep space, far beyond the Milky Way. Fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and view stunning cosmic destinations like they have never been seen before. 

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

Sold Out

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

Sold Out

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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