San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego, CA

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Address: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Number: 619.232.3821 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The San Diego Natural History Museum is a fascinating place for the whole family to explore! It's a place where you can use your imagination as you explore lost civilizations. It's a place where you can come face to face with creatures long extinct. It's a place where you can learn all about nature, and the earth, and it's history.

It's a pretty incredible place indeed!

The San Diego Natural History Museum constantly has amazing exhibits that you can explore. Some change, so you know that there will be something new for you to explore each time you visit!

Topics of the exhibitions range, so you can make sure the kids are immersing themselves in an amazingly diverse collection of artifacts and history! You can explore the hidden worlds of the Mayan civilization, and uncover traditions, and lifestyle through artifacts on display.

You can explore the unique habitats of the southern California cactus - from the coast to the canyons, and even the mountains to the desert. There are hands-on interactions, live animals, and media all to show you why these species are so important to the state! (You won't look at a cactus the same again!)

Kids can get close to 200 skulls from creatures from all across the bloge. Mammals, reipltes, amphibians..their skulls are all on display so they can showcase incredible teeth, bills, horns...things you would never expect!

What would a natural history museum be without dinosaurs! The San Diego Natural History Musuem has a host of fossils from all across the region, where you can travel 75 million years back in time to explore the ice age, dinosaurs, and more...all history that happened right under your feet!

It's an invaluable day out for the family in San Diego - you won't believe how much amazing history can be found in the one location!


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How much does it cost?






$12 (Ages 3 to 17)



Seniors / Military ($18) and members (free)


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2 years


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You can have birthday parties at the museum - it's a great way to celebrate with your friends!

Any top tips?


Look out for the family fun at the museum! There are once a month family days, Ms Frizzle on Sundays, storytime and even kids camps!

I'm Hungry!


The Dino Cafe is a great place to fill those learning bellies! They offer hot and cold drinks, as well as lunch options like wraps and paninis

Healthy Eating The cafe have salad options as well as bottled water so you can stay healthy if you like!

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The museum have programs which are grade-specific from Pre-K to 12. They are dedicated to providing a quality education to students!

Can I get one of those?


There is of course a museum store where you can pick up educational items, and gifts such as shirts, mugs and books!

Need a little extra help?


Wheelchairs are available for free, and service dogs are welcome. The north fig tree entrance is accessible and there are parking spaces too. The museum is accessible

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm: 7 days a week, Memorial Day to Labor Day. 7 days a week, December 26 - January 1. Closed Wednesdays the rest of the year.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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