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 ...



TRAPPINGS - Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds

May 26 through November 12, 2017

Pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and private lenders, this original exhibition will highlight classic horse figures and accoutrement of Asia and Europe; clay and wood horses of India; ...



ARLINE FISCH

June 17, 2017 through January 07, 2018

A retrospective view of more than seven decades of work, ARLINE FISCH – One of a Kind features jewelry and body ornaments, as well as a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers a ...



Alonzo Horton: The Sesquicentennial of the Founding for New Town San Diego

June 20 through December 29, 2017

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival that would change San Diego’s history forever. On April 17, 1867 Alonzo Horton arrived on a ship from San Francisco and saw in the dusty fiel ...