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Connect with your family and friends as you explore the museum!

We offer a range of programs and activities that will spark the curiosity of family members of all ages.

Browse our suggested programming below, or view our calendar to see all of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events




Dive into the Science of SpongeBob: All About Pearl

Science of SpongeBob FamilyYouth
  • 11 am

Explore the mighty world of whales with Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe, NHM's Associate Curator of Mammalogy, and Museum Educator Diana Sanchez! From its large teeth and unique skull shape to its use of echolocation, learn how the real species of sperm whale inspired the character of Pearl!




Dive into the Science of SpongeBob: Swimmin' With the Fishes

Science of SpongeBob FamilyYouth
  • 11 am

Discover some of the spectacularly strange and surprising fishes that swim beneath the ocean's surface–and not just in Bikini Bottom! Join Dr. Bill Ludt, Assistant Curator of Ichthyology at NHM, and Museum Educator Michelle Vanegas as they tackle some fascinating fish facts and explore the various species featured in the SpongeBob universe.




Sing Move Play! Let's Learn About Paleontology

Members Special Program FamilyYouth
  • 10 am

This month we will be learning about Paleontology.