San Diego Natural History MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Balboa Park, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192323821
- Ticket Price: 19 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Natural History Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum - Review
Founded in 1874, this museum is the oldest scientific institution in California. The museum focuses on the natural heritage of southern California. Most of the excitement surrounding it is generated by travelling special exhibitions, but the permanent exhibitions aren't bad. For example, see the Allosaurus skeleton. The catch the Fossil Mysteries interactive exhibition that explores evolution, extinction, and ecology. Coast to Cactus in Southern California focuses on San Diego itself. Kids especially love Skulls, a collection of 200 animal skulls from around the world. Finally, see what's playing on the giant Dolby digital 3D theater.
San Diego Natural History Museum Information
- Disabled accessible.
- Check out the museum store and the dinosaur cafe.
San Diego Natural History Museum Ticket Prices
- Senior (62+) Student, Military (with ID): $17
- Youth (3–17) $12
- Free for under 2, and the disabled.
San Diego Natural History Museum Hours
- Summer (May - September approx) Fridays: Closes at 8pm.
How To reach San Diego Natural History Museum by Public Transport
- Bus 3, 120 stop 5th Av & Laurel St.
- Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl.
- Drive to here.
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San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego Reviews
One of the best museums in Balboa Park. There is something in here sure to interest everyone in your group. The exhibits are informative and I never fail to learn something new every time we visit. This museum is multi level but is accessible via elevators. Gift shop and cafe are on the main floor. The bottom floor is usually reserved for large traveling exhibits (and the Nat always manages to book some really great ones!) Great for all ages.
Very amazing museum. It has theater that runs most of the day with different movies/documentaries. There were only a few live animals: snakes in boxes. I did not like that. It also closes by 5 pm so an early day start would be perfect. It has a lot of interactive parts. It also explains how the shifts in the earth cores happened.
The museum is well organized with exhibit areas catered by floor, and the exhibits kids are most likely to be engaged with on lower levels where they will be encountered first- this makes for more interested kids and happier parents. The citizen science exhibit is also a subtle encouragement that nature does not require advanced degrees to get involved with. It is also a great transition to a quiet area for reading or making arranged plans to use their reference library in your own citizen science activities.
Had a Great time with my Son and Grandsons, at the Natural History Museum! They Loved seeing all the different Dinosaurs, and while awaiting to get in they enjoyed watching the "Fountain"! Look forward to going back and seeing the Aerospace Museum!
Got to take advantage of an annual family pass we were given. The museum has been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Always rotation of exhibits is cool, I really enjoyed the coast to desert interactive. Highly recommend.