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Visit the San Diego Natural History Museum in beautiful Balboa Park. Get ready for the most fun you’ve had in 75 million years.
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the natural history and unique biodiversity of Southern California and Baja California
  • Travel through 75 million years and dig into the rich fossil history of the region
  • Sit back in the stadium-style giant-screen theater and enjoy showings of 2D and 3D films
Full description
The San Diego Natural History Museum is a flagship institution in Balboa Park, showcasing the regional natural history and unique biodiversity of Southern California and Baja California. The museum has four floors of exhibitions, a 3D theater and San Diego’s only Foucault pendulum. Through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, numerous educational programs and the opportunity to see scientists at work, the Museum fosters a lifelong love of learning about nature and the environment for visitors of all ages.

Current exhibits include:

Hidden Gems
Get to know The Nat's sparkly side with more than 100 of the best, brightest, and most spectacular selections from our gems and mineral collection. These hidden gems will be on every floor of the Museum.

The Backyard
Learn and explore the natural world through play. This new space invites our youngest visitors (ages 0-5) to play under a shade tree, search for hidden secrets along a wooden fence, or read their favorite book in a cozy potting shed.

Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage
This new exhibition gives visitors a rare "backstage" glimpse of the museum's storage areas. Specimens arranged on shelves and in cases offer the opportunity to revel in the natural world in all its beauty and peculiarity.

Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science
This new, permanent exhibition explores the past, present and future of citizen science through rare books, art, photographs, and historical documents.

Coast to Cactus in Southern California
This innovative, permanent exhibition tells the story of this amazing place called home. Take an immersive walk through the major regions of southern California's coast, inland valleys, mountains and deserts and celebrate the abundant variety of life found here.

Fossil Mysteries
From dinosaurs to mastodons, travel through 75 million years and dig into the rich fossil history of southern California and Baja California.

Take a look at 200 of the weirdest, wildest and most fascinating animal skulls from our research collection.

Giant-Screen Theater
Sit back in this stadium-style, giant-screen theater, featuring daily showings of flagship film Ocean Oasis and a rotating calendar of thrilling 3D films.
  • General Admission to the San Diego Natural History Museum
  • 2D and 3D films

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Meeting point

The San Diego Natural History Museum is located at 1778 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 (at the corner of Park Boulevard and Village Place).

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
The San Diego Natural History Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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