Nights at the Museum

The Slater Museum of Natural History is dedicated to sharing its collections with the Puget Sound and Tacoma-area communities.  

"Nights at the Museum" run September-December and February-May. 

Our Nights at the Museum are designed to give visitors an insider look at the research and teaching specimens that make up the Slater Museum of Natural History. Each Night at the Museum features a subset of the collection, including touchable artifacts. That's right, even YOU can touch a Sumatran Tiger skull or hold a Golden Eagle! 

Our events regularly draw over 200 people from the Tacoma area and campus community. We love to see students who were visited by our Nature in the Classroom program come to our events! 

Thanks to a fruitful partnership, we regularly have special guest live animals from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. 

        Fall 2014 Series of Nights at the Museum:

        October 29, 6:00 - 7:30 pm  -  Skulls & Skeletons Night at the Museum           

        December 4, 6:00 - 7:30 pm  -  Duck, Duck, Goose: Waterfowl Night at the Museum

        Spring 2015 Series of Nights at the Museum:

        February 11 , 6:00 - 8:00 pm  -  Darwin's Birthday Bash! - Evolution Night at the Museum 

        March 26 , 6:00 - 7:30 pm  -  Sounds of Spring: Songbird Night at the Museum 

        April 23 , 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Celebrating Earth Day! - A 'Groundbreaking' Night at the Museum 

Find us on the University of Puget Sound Campus at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 99416 in Thompson Hall room 295. You can find a map to Thompson Hall here.