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Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage

See what's in our drawers.

Unshelved offers a rare chance to see more than 200 specimens—beautiful and bizarre, big and small—from the Museum’s collection. Many of the objects have never been on public display.  It’s a rare “backstage” glimpse of the Museum’s storage areas. Arranged on shelves and in cases, Unshelved gives visitors the opportunity to revel in the natural world in all its beauty and strangeness.

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Nov 18, 2017 - ongoing
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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Included with general admission.

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Macy's Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018

Arts, entertainment and culture collide for Macy's Museum Month in San Diego. This February the San Diego Museum Council and Macy's have teamed up again for Museum Month, giving patrons a chance to discover what's new at more than 40 area museums with savings only seen once a year.

Participants can pick up a Museum Month Pass at any area Macy's store to enjoy half-off admission to all of the participating museums through the entire month of February.

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Art Alive

Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2018

Spring in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive 2018 celebrates its 37th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. This year Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz, the wife-and-husband team behind Waterlily Pond Studio will transform the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda into a botanical masterpiece. 

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2018

One of the largest fine art festival in Southern California and San Diego’s premier arts and cultural event, Mission Federal ArtWalk is returning for its 34th year to connect the community and visitors alike to fine artists, interactive art pieces, entertainment and a peek into the city’s arts scene.

On April 28 – April 29, 2018, Mission Federal ArtWalk will transform 17 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s nationally recognized Little Italy neighborhood creating an arts and culture event visitors travel thousands of miles to experience and purchase art from over 350 local, national and international emerging and established artists at the free two-day festival.

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 10 - Apr 15, 2018

Thousands of beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this much anticipated annual celebration at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, March 10 through April 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can walk through the Butterfly Jungle—filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes.There's a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors, may find the winged wonders perching on them! Enjoy taking amazing photos and “putting a face to a name” using the butterfly identification guides provided. Guests can also embark on the exclusive Butterflies and Friends Behind the Scenes tour to get up close and personal with bats, sugar gliders, and of course—thousands of butterflies!

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Macy's Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
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Art Alive

Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2018
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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2018
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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 10 - Apr 15, 2018
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