NHM, including the Spider Pavilion and Nature Gardens, is closed until further notice. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.


Join us for our hands-on youth programs and explore the museum the way a scientist does!

Through both our monthly drop-in classes and our Adventures in Nature day camps, you'll make discoveries ranging from our biggest dinosaurs to the smallest insects!

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

Upcoming Events




Meet Regina Wetzer and Dean Pentcheff: Floating Forests and Amazing Algae

Science of Slime FamilyYouth
  • 1 pm

NHM’s marine biodiversity experts Dr. Regina Wetzer and Dean Pentcheff are teaming up to talk about all things algae!




Live Animal Presentation: What Do Bugs Use Slime For?

Science of Slime FamilyYouth
  • 11:30 am

Forest Urban, our Invertebrate Living Collections Manager, will share some amazing live animals, and you'll find out what slime can do for them!