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 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 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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  • 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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  • 1.93% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Natural History Museum in their plan

  • 43.24% of people start their San Diego Natural History Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

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  • The Admission: $19 (one of the highest admission among all 15 museums in Balboa Park) There are 3 floors plus basement special exhibit. Now they are showing Whale. On first floor, there is a small coffee stand and kids playground. Also, there is theater showing 3D shows, all included in the admission. Very interesting documentary. If you like to visit a few museums here, definitely worth it to buy the museum pass.

  • If you are interested in natural history, in any regard, this is the place in San Diego to go. There's tons of interesting exhibits and things to do. There's a food stand inside, as well as a nice gift shop. Bathrooms are well maintained. The museum also puts on many events, such as presentations and documentary screenings -- check their website for details on current events.

  • A beautiful museum in an equally beautiful area. There are many exhibitions and different areas of history to explore through, so there's bound to be something that sparks your interest. I recommend paying the extra $5 to view the movies (pay once and you can watch all the movies they are showing for the entire day); educational, yet still fun and exciting for the whole family. I also recommend just taking your time outside of the museum, enjoying the scenery, foliage, shops, and the abundance of other museums in this area of San Diego.

  • A nice, however smallish, natural history museum. I went as part of the Balboa park multi-day pass and am glad I chose to go here. The displays are nice with several interactive areas but overall the museum was pretty small. Even taking my time and reading each exhibit I was done in about an hour and a half. The movie theater was included in the cost and was a nice addition. If you bought the pass you'll be glad you went but if you only pay admission for this one museum you might be disappointed.

  • Fun, informative, and definitely worth the admission. Great for couples or a whole family. I highly recommend a visit. They were setting up for an event though and the noise of drills and hammers rang through the entire facility.

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