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Lectures, Films, and Workshops

The San Diego Natural History Museum brings experts from around the country to speak on topics including our natural environment, history, world cultures, and art. Lecture topics often coincide with the latest exhibitions at the Museum.

In the state-of-the-art Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater you can attend lectures by experts in their fields, unique film festivals, film premieres, and more!

Upcoming events listed below.

Lectures, Films, and Workshops

Insects in Religion: From Sacred Scarabs to Manna from Heaven

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00PM

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Join Dr. Michael Wall, vice president of public programs and research and curator of entomology, as he reveals how nature has inspired the use of insects in religious scripture and folklore.

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Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:00PM

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Come hear author Mark Jorgensen discuss his five decades of experience studying the elusive symbol of southwest United States and northern Mexico, the desert bighorn sheep, through the beautiful images taken by photographer Jeff Young. A book signing of their new book, Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon, will follow the lecture.

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