January 2012

'Chief Fossil' Brings SDNHM Back to Life

When Michael “Mick” Hager took over the San Diego Natural History Museum in 1991, one of the West’s three oldest scientific institutions was mired in “years of malaise,” as one headline said at the time. Deep in debt and spinning from a carousel of managers, the museum’s future was unclear.

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The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.