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 present at our events! 

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

Upcoming events:

You are invited to our Fall 2018 Series of Nights at the Museum! 

October 4th - Tales from the Tropics
October 25th - Tooth, Claw, and Nail
November 15th - Arthropod Adventures

Event details will be updated on an individual basis- always check back for more info!

For a better idea of what our events are like, check out our past Nights at the Museum.

The Slater Museum can be found on the University of Puget Sound Campus at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 99416 in Thompson Hall room 295. Directions to Thompson Hall can be found here.