San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego

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San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Balboa Park, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: +1-6192323821

Ticket Price: 19 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 Opening and Closing 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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  • My three-year-old had a blast. There arr several levels with some fun interactive opportunities. We had three adults, one toddler, and one infant. Made a lot more sense to get the $79 annual pass than to pay $67 for a single visit (the infant was free). The annual pass also includes free movies, whereas it would have been $5 extra per person with the single visit tickets.

  • Good place and ambiance. Museum has a few gems but nothing unusual. The building is beautiful and clean. ~

  • A very well organized museum. Lots of interesting information on the natural history of the region. We enjoy every single floor on this place.

  • I took my granddaughter who is four. We both had a great experience starting with the 3D movie! My granddaughter loved the Dinosaurs and all the inter-active exhibits. Beautifull exhibits, habitat displays, educational & artistic. Loved the murals painted by William Stout. It was a wonderful day!

  • An enjoyable museum with nice close-up displays. The staff members were very friendly. There was a dinosaur exhibit downstairs for an additional $11/person, but we opted out of that. They have a decent amount of live reptiles and insects on display, as well.

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