Creatures of Light

Come and immerse yourself in the magical world of bioluminescence!

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Eye of the Collector Contest

We want to hear about what you collect, and what your collection will do!

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Discovery Camp Registration Now Open

Campers will incorporate skills using science, technology, engineering, art and math!

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Behind every National Geographic story is an amazing storyteller

Meet ferocious sharks, wild lions and more in our 2016 Speaker Series

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Free General Admission

Join today, and get free general admission for the duration of your active membership. Plus, enjoy other great benefits.

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The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience

It's your ticket to travel millions of years or thousands of miles.

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Presented by: Samsung

Enhance your Museum visit! Free to check-out with general admission.

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Special Events Calendar

    • Saturday, February 13
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Gadgets & Gizmos

      Members: Create your own circuits, program robots, build your own inventions and see how a 3D printer works.

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    • Saturday, February 13
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Gadgets & Gizmos

      Create your own circuits, program robots, build your own inventions and see how a 3D printer works.

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    • Tuesday, February 23
      10am - 2pm

      Engineers Week

      Build, break, create! Students, educators and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering!

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    • Wednesday, February 24
      10am - 2pm

      Engineers Week

      Build, break, create! Students, educators and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering!

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    • Thursday, February 25
      10am - 2pm

      Engineers Week

      Build, break, create! Students, educators and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering!

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    • Friday, February 26
      10am - 2pm

      Engineers Week

      Build, break, create! Students, educators and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering!

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    • Friday, February 26
      6:30pm-8am

      Sleepover

      Doze with the Dinosaurs! Go behind the scenes with after-hours access full of hands-on discovery!

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    • Saturday, February 27
      12pm - 2pm

      Engineers Week

      Build, break, create! Students, educators and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering!

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    • Thursday, March 3
      5pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Science Fiction

      Get your imagination rolling by exploring futuristic technologies and settings, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life!

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    • Thursday, March 3
      7pm - 9pm

      National Geographic Speaker Series

      Behind every great National Geographic story, there is a great storyteller. Meet and hear from American photojournalist and documentary film maker Ami Vitale.

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    • Saturday, March 12
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Fossils

      Members: Dig up fossils and bones, cast some fossil creations, examine fossils up close and learn how to identify them.

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    • Saturday, March 12
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Fossils

      Dig up fossils and bones, cast some fossil creations, examine fossils up close and learn how to identify them.

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    • Friday, March 18
      6:30pm-8am

      Sleepover

      Doze with the Dinosaurs! Go behind the scenes with after-hours access full of hands-on discovery!

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    • Thursday, April 7
      5pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Nano

      Check out real-world nanotechnology, try some fun nano experiments, and observe objects and images!

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    • Thursday, April 7
      7pm - 9pm

      National Geographic Speaker Series

      Behind every great National Geographic story, there is a great storyteller. Meet and hear from wildlife photographer and film maker Charlie Hamilton James.

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    • Saturday, April 9
      8am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Earth

      Members: Conduct mineral testing experiments, explore the earth, engineer your own energy-efficient circuits and more!

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    • Saturday, April 9
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Earth

      Conduct mineral testing experiments, explore the earth, engineer your own energy-efficient circuits and more!

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    • Thursday, April 14
      10am - 5pm

      Eye of the Collector Member Preview Day

      Every object and specimen tells a story! Be the first to explore our new temporary exhibition!

    • Friday, April 15
      10am - 5pm

      Eye of the Collector Member Preview Day

      Every object and specimen tells a story! Be the first to explore our new temporary exhibition!

    • Friday, April 15
      6:30pm-8am

      Sleepover

      Doze with the Dinosaurs! Go behind the scenes with after-hours access full of hands-on discovery!

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    • Friday, April 22
      7pm - 11pm

      Social Science - Music

      Discover what makes music such a powerful catalyst for movement, emotion and creativity.

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    • Thursday, May 5
      5pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Collecting

      What inspires collectors to collect? Find out as you examine, categorize and organize collections!

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    • Friday, May 6
      6:30pm-8am

      Girls Only Sleepover

      Doze with the Dinosaurs! Go behind the scenes with after-hours access full of hands-on discovery!

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    • Saturday, May 14
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Humanity

      Members: Participate in balance and endurance challenges, and get ready to move your muscles!

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    • Saturday, May 14
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Humanity

      Participate in balance and endurance challenges, and get ready to move your muscles!

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    • Friday, May 27
      6:30pm - 8am

      Sleepover

      Doze with the Dinosaurs! Go behind the scenes with after-hours access full of hands-on discovery!

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    • Thursday, June 2
      6pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Physics

      Summer of Science: Physics! Be a part of experiments that challenge the laws of gravity.

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    • Saturday, June 11
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Inventions

      Members: Travel through time to explore some inventions that changed the world forever.

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    • Saturday, June 11
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Inventions

      Travel through time to explore some inventions that changed the world forever.

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    • Friday, June 17
      6:30pm-8am

      Sleepover

      Doze with the Dinosaurs! Go behind the scenes with after-hours access full of hands-on discovery!

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    • Friday, June 24
      7pm - 11pm

      Social Science - Curiosities

      Learn all about collections and exhibitions as we celebrate our temporary exhibition, Eye of the Collector.

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    • Thursday, July 7
      6pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Chemistry

      Summer of Science: Chemistry! Conduct elemental and spontaneous chemistry experiments.

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    • Saturday, July 9
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Creatures & Critters

      Members: Examine specimens through microscopes, look at X-rays, meet some live creatures and more!

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    • Saturday, July 9
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Creatures & Critters

      Examine specimens through microscopes, look at X-rays, meet some live creatures and more!

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    • Thursday, August 4
      6pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Biology

      Summer of Science: Biology! Be a part of evolutionary and cellular biology experiments.

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    • Friday, August 5
      7pm - 11pm

      Social Science - Material

      Discover which materials catch your eye — and why — at this materially mesmerizing event!

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    • Saturday, August 13
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Super Scientists

      Members: Come be super scientists! Here's your chance to dress up as one and even meet real super scientists!

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    • Saturday, August 13
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Super Scientists

      Come be a super scientist! Here's your chance to dress up as one and even meet real super scientists!

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    • Thursday, September 1
      6pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Maker

      Join the maker movement! Create robots, connecting circuitry and drawing 3D creations with our 3Doodlers.

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    • Saturday, September 10
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Experimental

      Members: Go back to the basics as you try your hand at a variety of experiments, featuring all different types of science!

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    • Saturday, September 10
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Experimental

      Go back to the basics as you try your hand at a variety of experiments, featuring all different types of science!

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    • Thursday, October 6
      5pm - 9pm

      First Thursday Late Night - Monsters

      Learn all about real and fictional monsters and even create your own!

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    • Saturday, October 8
      8:30am - 10am

      Discovery Days Member Hours - Celestial

      Members: Launch into space by setting off rockets, learning about craters and gazing at the stars!

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    • Saturday, October 8
      10am - 4pm

      Discovery Days - Celestial

      Launch into space by setting off rockets, learning about craters and gazing at the stars!

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    • Friday, October 14
      7pm - 11pm

      Social Science - Flight

      Let your spirit of discovery soar as you explore aviation in a whole new way!

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see a 3d film in the hoglund foundation theater, a national geographic experience
Tiny Giants 3D
Journey to Space 3D
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 3D
Films presented locally by Primrose Schools