Upcoming

Fossil Mysteries

June 02, 2008 through June 02, 2020

From dinosaurs to mastodons, discover the rich fossil history of our region by visiting Fossil Mysteries at the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT). In this major exhibition, created by the ...



Coast to Cactus in Southern California

January 17, 2015 through January 31, 2019

What’s a grizzly bear doing on the beach? We’re glad you asked.

It’s one of the first things you’ll see when you visit the new exhibition at theNAT: Coast to Cactus in Southern California. ...



Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science

August 20, 2016 through August 20, 2020

On August 20, the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) will unveil a new, permanent exhibition titled Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science in the new Eleanor ...



AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN FOLK ART

November 19, 2016 through August 20, 2017

This exhibition is dedicated to nearly three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum’s collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Colorful quilts, whimsi ...



Art of the 20th Century

February 07, 2017

Now Through December 31st, 2019 The first decades of the twentieth century witnessed a schism in the arts as painters and sculptors in Europe and the Americas began to break with academic traditi ...



Infinity Cube at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

April 07 through December 31, 2017

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is launching Infinity Cube, a new, immersive art installation that explores bioluminescence by combining glowing creatures with world-class science, high-tech projection ...



Kanban – Traditional Shop Signs of Japan

April 15 through October 08, 2017

A fusion of art, design and commerce, kanban refers to traditional signs that Japanese merchants displayed to advertise and give identity and expression to their shops. From carved scenes of carp ...



Visions Art Museum's Permanent Collection

April 18 through July 02, 2017

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles is celebrating 10 years at Liberty Station and marking the occasion with six new additions to the museum’s permanent collection. In addition to ...



Anatomy of Nature

April 18 through July 02, 2017

Anatomy of Nature highlights Jean Wells’ organic style inspired by elements of nature. Wells is author of twenty-eight books on quilting and opened The Stitchin’ Post quilt shop in Sisters, Or ...



Earth Wind Water

April 18 through July 02, 2017

Colorado artist Charlotte Ziebarth’s Earth Wind Water also focuses on the environment. Although she has a background in academic psychology, Ziebarth has worked with art and cloth all her life a ...