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.

The physical NHM is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, but the NHM Online is active. 

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

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


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

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

If you've ever been to the HSU Natural History Museum you might remember having stood next to the fossil cast of the giant leg bone of Ultrasaurus, a huge sauropod belonging to the group of the...
 The United Nations has designated June 30 as Asteroid Day to increase public awareness about the risks and opportunities of asteroids in our Solar System. As most people are aware that...
Gray whales, Escrichtius robustus, are commonly seen off the coast of California as they typically migrate from Baja, their winter mating and birthing grounds, to Alaska, their summer feeding...