Programs & Events

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

Summer Youth Camps

Kids getting instruction in front of redwood puzzle

Each summer the NHM offers Summer Science Youth Camps on a variety of topics.  All camps include hands-on exploration, inquiry, arts integration, activities, and games. 

Upcoming Summer Programs

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

Scientific Illustration 

hand drawn sketch of a skull

An appreciation of nature and art come together in this after hours museum experience.  Each Scientific Illustration Evening will feature different behind the scenes museum specimens and scientific illustrations pointers.  Reserve your spot now, space is limited. 

Scientific Illustration Workshop Details

Upcoming Events

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