Unique programs and events on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.

Past Offerings

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Identification Day

June 16, 2018

Bring your shells, rocks, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

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Backyard BioBlitz

June 2, 2018

Join us for a special screening of Backyard Wilderness, an exuberant, beautifully shot 3D giant-screen film that uncovers the amazing ecosystems all around us—from the vernal ponds where tiny reptiles lay their eggs to the suburban woods where the laws of nature are on full display.

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April 22, 2018

Renowned artists and scholars join Museum scientists in behind the scenes tours, vibrant performances, and critical conversations focused on sustaining the beautiful planet we call home.

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Sun-Earth Day

March 24, 2018

Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home. 


Artist in Residence: Haida Manga in the Museum

October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015

Experience the Museum’s historic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians in a new way as Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas brings iconic Pacific Northwest Coast art to life through stories, illustrated books, animated films, and interactive artwork.