San Diego Natural History Museum

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  • 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 Museums

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.

  • Disabled accessible.
  • Check out the museum store and the dinosaur cafe.

  • Senior (62+) Student, Military (with ID): $17
  • Youth (3–17) $12
  • Free for under 2, and the disabled.

  • Summer (May - September approx) Fridays: Closes at 8pm.

  • 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 Address: Balboa Park, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
  • San Diego Natural History Museum Contact Number: +1-6192323821
  • San Diego Natural History Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • San Diego Natural History Museum Price: 19 USD
  • Best time to visit San Diego Natural History Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Diego Natural History Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 0.63% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Natural History Museum in their plan

  • 53.85% of people start their San Diego Natural History Museum visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see San Diego Natural History Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Diego Natural History Museum

People normally club together Bernardo Winery and The San Diego Museum Of Art while planning their visit to San Diego Natural History Museum.

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  • This place is great! The exhibits we're interesting and many are interactive. Once inside the building you notice it's much bigger than it appears with 5 floors to tour. The gift shop has very reasonable prices as well which is a nice surprise.

  • Fantastic experience, if a little pricey ($20). They have four stories loaded with dinosaurs, bones, breathtaking nature photographs, and even an expansive theater that cycles through a small collection of nature-themed movies every few hours. Good place to take the kids or for a date.

  • Located in Balboa Park, Museum of Natural History is a fantastic opportunity to introduce education to children. Fantastic exhibits and getting better every year. Staff is very friendly. I highly recommend you put the remote down grab your kids and have a great day at this Museum. You will not be disappointed

  • This is a well maintained and comprehensive museums. We enjoyed the exhibits, movies and the gift shop had nice items not chintzy. We definitely could have spent more time here. It's nicely handicapped accessible as well

  • I love this place. I took my nephews here and they had a blast. There's so many cool skulls, gemstones, dinosaurs replicas, and they have a few different 3D videos that play throughout the day. So much learning! I could spend all day here.

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