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Each semester the Musuem presents lectures relating to a subject in natural history. They have covered a wide subject range over the years. These are usually held once a month in Room 111, Sewell Hall.

Dinosaur Day

Our first Dinosaur Day was held on Mother's Day in 1998 and there have been nine since. In 2003 and 2005 there were 1400 attendees for each fun-filled family event. In March 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2013 the number of attendees jumped to between 3000 and 4000. In the early years of Dinosaur Day we were all about dinosaurs. The event has now become Dinosaur Day Science Fest, an educational event for the entire family. It showcases the diversity of science, peoples relationship to our world, and the exciting frontiers ahead of us, with the hope of sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Come May 4, 2014, be inspired!

California Native Plant Sale and Wildflower Show

Every spring the California Native Plant Sale and Wildflower Show is held outside Sewell Hall. This is an opportunity to see and buy native plants as well as posters, books and apparel.


Occasionally we have educational and entertaining workshops on a wide range of subjects. In the past we have hosted Placer’s Future: This Land is Your Land, the Petrified Wood Identification seminar, Aquatic Insect Monitoring workshop, Birds of Prey workshops, Sandhill Cranes Tour and others.

Sierra Nevada Presentations

While not Museum sponsored, the Interdisciplinary class on the Sierra Nevada had a lecture every week. They were given by an expert on some aspect of the mountain range directly to our east. The class is not currently offered, but older presentations are available on iTunes U.

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Under Courses, Interdisciplinary has the presentations.

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