Upcoming Events

March 14: Behind-the-Scenes: Unshelved at the NAT

March 14 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

Have you ever wondered how many hidden specimens lie in the storage of the San Diego Natural History Museum? Wonder no more as they unpack, unshelve, and share the 8 million specimens they have collected over the last 143 years in their newest exhibit, “Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage.”

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour designed for San Diego EMP members guided by Bradley Tsalyuk, Exhibits Project Manager, and Michael Field, Director of Experience Design. They will share their experiences with taking on this large-scale project along with the challenges and successes of making this exhibit come to life.

Suggested donation – up to $10! ADVANCED TICKET IS REQUIRED! Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot today! 

 RSVP Today!

Learn more about our guides:
Bradley Tsalyuk – Exhibits Project Manager
Bradley Tsalyuk is an emerging museum professional who utilizes his background as an artist to connect art, science, and natural history. He joined the San Diego Natural History Museum as the Public Programs Project Coordinator in 2015, and now holds the position of Exhibits Project Manager. As Project Manager, he collaborates with colleagues within the exhibits department and across the institution to conceptualize, develop, and construct permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Michael Field – Director of Experience Design
Michael Field has been designing, fabricating and evaluating museum exhibitions in Balboa Park for 33 years. He has been involved in the planning and creation of hundreds of exhibitions and several historic building restoration and modernization projects with an emphasis on sustainability. His lifelong passion for art, history, and science help him translate ideas into engaging experiences for visitors of all types. He is currently the Director of Experience Design at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Please meet us on the north side of the San Diego Natural History Museum building near the fig tree.

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See you there!

San Diego EMP


February 20: Talking Race & Inclusion at the Museum of Man

February 20 | 5:30 – 7 PM | San Diego Museum of Man

Join us for a night at the San Diego Museum of Man as we talk about the importance of equity and inclusion in our daily lives.

Sydney Garcia, Education Specialist: Race, Equity, and Social Justice, will facilitate this important discussion at the San Diego Museum of Man.

As we navigate through their Race: Are We So Different? exhibit, we will discover the science and history behind race, listen to and share our own personal experiences in a “brave space,” and develop skills to encourage further conversations about race, equity, and inclusion in and outside of the workplace.

The tour will end at 7 pm, but feel free to continue the discussion with us next door at Panama 66 afterwards!

Suggested donation: $10


See you there,
San Diego EMP

January 25: 2018 Kickoff Happy Hour

January 25 | 6 – 8 PM | Soda & Swine, Liberty Station

Happy 2018 EMPs!

We hope your new year is off to a great start! Keep your 2018 going strong by inviting your museum buddies and joining San Diego EMP for our 2018 kickoff event at Soda & Swine in Liberty Station.

Enjoy good drinks and good conversation – meet some new EMPs to start the year off right. We’ll also reveal our 2018 programming theme and calendar of events.

Street and lot parking is plentiful throughout Liberty Station

Please consider a small donation of $5 or less with your RSVP to help us fund our free to low-cost programming throughout 2018.

Let us know you’ll be there!

San Diego EMP