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Senior Director of Communications Rebecca Handelsman | 619.255.0262
Science Communications Manager Cypress Hansen | 619.255.0220
Digital Communications Manager Stephania Villar | 619.255.0189



Beginning Sunday, September 10, San Diegans can experience local hiking trails like never before when the new Canyoneer hiking season kicks off. More than 75 free hikes will be offered from September 2017 through June 2018. Hikes are offered on weekends—with a few midday hikes being offered on select dates—and cover diverse terrain, ranging from the coast to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and from the Tijuana Estuary to Palomar Mountain.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif.—An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego, Calif.,  preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached North America, according to a paper to be published in the April 27 issue of the prestigious science journal Nature. 

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An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego excavated by Museum staff preserves 130,000-year-old mastodon bones, molars, and tusks that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached the Americas, according to a paper scheduled to be published in the April 27 issue of the prestigious science journal Nature.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs

February 25, 2017

Meet new and exotic dinosaurs from the other side of the world. Prehistory takes on 21st century technology when Ultimate Dinosaurs, an exhibition featuring 16 fully-articulated dinosaur specimens from locations in the Southern Hemisphere, opens at theNAT. From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex's bigger, badder cousin), Ultimate Dinosaurs is a fascinating study of species you haven’t met before.

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SAN DIEGO— Cutting-edge 21st century technology puts a new twist on prehistoric creatures beginning February 25 when Ultimate Dinosaurs opens at the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT). This highly interactive exhibition utilizes augmented reality (AR) technology and features 16 free-standing dinosaur skeletons from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) is bringing the natural world to life with two new, temporary exhibitions scheduled for late 2016 and the first half of 2017.  

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Our calendar press releases are distributed on a quarterly basis and provide an all-encompassing look at what theNAT has to offer within the specified timeframe. 

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) today announced that Judy Gradwohl has been selected as the Museum’s new president and CEO. Gradwohl, who comes to San Diego after 30 years with the Smithsonian Institution, will assume the role on July 1, 2016 at the start of the Museum’s new fiscal year. 

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