Programs & Events

The HSU Natural History Museum offers a number of rotating workshops hosted by local experts that focus on a variety of specific topics.

We are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. 

For Updates: Check our News & Announcements for the most current and visit our Facebook page or email us at

For Online Activities and Current Events During the Pandemic: Visit the online exhibits section of our website and our Upcoming Events listings.

Discovery Days

Astro Discovery Day - exploring a telescope outside the museum

We offer a variety of Discovery Days with interactive hands-on activities for the whole family. Each one has a theme!

Upcoming & Past Discovery Days

Monthly Speaker Series

an audience at a monthly speaker series - watching a presentation

We strive to offer thought-provoking and informative evening lectures to the community at large with a wide variety of nature based topics from dinosaurs to dinoflagellates. Donations are appreciated.

Monthly Speaker Series Events

School Visits

a group of elementary students at a discovery day

Teachers -- Bring your students for a visit to the museum.

How to set up a School Visit


A few men looking for tracks in the sand at a tracking workshop

The NHM partners with other community organizations to offer specialized workshops for an in-depth experience on a variety of topics.

Workshop Information

News & Announcements

 The HSU Natural History Museum offers our newest Science Enrichment After School Program Online with 4 weeks of programs all about feathers and fur for 7-11 year old students.  If you...
Dire wolves (Canis dirus) were widespread apex carnivores that lived in North America during the last several ice ages (~ 13,000 -125,000 years ago) and hunted megafauna from the same time period....
The HSU Natural History Museum partners with the Humboldt County Library to offer free coloring kits to local families. Pick up a coloring kit at any Humboldt County Library curbside pick-up. There...