Make us a part of your family fun! During our programs, families learn together about nature, science, culture and museum collections in interactive, playful, and creative ways.
Monthly Family Program Series
The World & Me
Find your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum’s collections. These programs are designed for Pre-K to 3rd grade.
What happens during a "World & Me" program?
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Free exploration of hands-on stations
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Book reading
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Craft activity
- Saturday, Feb. 16 – Prehistoric Sea Monsters
- Saturday, March 23 – Bones, Bones, Animal Bones
Discover the natural and cultural world and your place in it during Family Days at NMNH, happening throughout the year. Visitors of all ages get the chance to connect to natural history topics through interactive activities, crafts, demonstrations and conversations with scientists.
- POSTPONED - Originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 – Family Game Night: Arctic Edition
- Saturday, March 30, 2019 – Fossil Family Night
Explore natural science and culture by sharing ideas, learning skills, and creating together.
Wed., July 18, 2018 - Scientific Illustration Family Workshop: An afternoon in Q?rius exploring the intersection of art and science through natural science illustration. Museum educators led families through the process of mindful observations and then taught techniques for accurate illustration using real museum specimens. No previous drawing experience or skills needed.