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. ...



THE ERIK GRONBORG EXPERIENCE

August 06, 2016 through March 12, 2017

The first major retrospective devoted to Gronborg, this exhibition will present a full picture of this Danish-born American artist's creative life over fifty-five years. Guest-curated by Dave Hamp ...



Art After Hours

August 18, 2016 through January 27, 2017

Visit the Museum during Art After Hours and enjoy exclusive evening access to the galleries, open late until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays.* For only $5 after 5:00 on Fridays, see the special exhibitions, ...



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 ...



Animals Among Us: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition

October 08, 2016 through February 07, 2017

Inspired by the San Diego Zoo's 100th anniversary, MOPA's 11th Annual Youth Exhibition will focus on the theme of animals.

We encouraged K-12 students in San Diego County and Tijuana to creatively ...



Boundless: A California Invitational

October 15, 2016 through January 27, 2017

In October, MOPA will present Boundless: A California Invitational, the third triennial exhibition of contemporary California photographers. The triennial invitational began in 2010 as State of Mi ...



LAYERS OF BRILLIANCE – The Journey of Japanese Lacquer Tools

October 29, 2016 through April 30, 2017

The tools of Japanese lacquer makers are implements of prolonged use and objects of remarkable beauty. These humble, functional boards, bowls, buckets, shelves and drawers were used to produce lac ...



TOOLS & UTENSILS – The Beauty of Objects from the World’s Kitchens and Workshops

October 29, 2016 through April 30, 2017

Tools and utensils have extended our arms, hands and feet since the beginning of time. Devices used in the workshop and home continue to occupy imaginative designers in an ongoing quest to improve ...



Expedition at Sea: Sally Ride

November 18, 2016 through May 31, 2017

Expedition at Sea: Sally Ride Gallery, the newest exhibit at Birch Aquarium, was created to welcome R/V Sally Ride into the research fleet at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Combining science, ...