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San Diego Natural History Museum

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1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1624
+1 619-232-3821
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Features fascinating exhibitions and a new giant-screen Dolby digital 3D theater showing films with a focus on the natural world. The Museum’s award-winning exhibit design team creates exhibitions that focus on the unique and biodiverse southern California region. In addition, the Museum hosts several traveling exhibitions each year which teach visitors about our natural world as it is today and as it was in the past.
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  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1624
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

This small museum does a pretty good job of explaining the natural history of Southern California in its exhibits. For example, one interesting exhibit explained the impact of brush or forest fire on birds, animals and insects. It also has a good selection of movies...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed October 19, 2016

My husband and I enjoy regular visits to this museum. The exhibits are very well done with interactive opportunities throughout the museum. Our granddaughter has a wonderful time playing in the dinosaur campsite set up for little ones. The special exhibits are updated regularly and...More

1  Thank pburch2016
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

This is not a big natural history museum. Not many exhibits of dinosaurs but am impressed by the wide varieties of animals n plants found in certain parts of California, and conservation effort and campaign found in this museum. My children (18mo 4yo,5yo) enjoyed all...More

1  Thank Maureen C
Reviewed September 24, 2016

The museum is modern, fresh, well set up. A good take on the natural history of the southern California area. Location in Balboa Park is terrific.

1  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed September 21, 2016

My husband and I dropped into the museum simply because we already paid for it through our GoPass. It was okay. The whale exhibit is informative and nicely laid out. They even have a life-size demonstrative whale's heart put up (not the actual heart but...More

Thank PriyamGopani
Reviewed September 14, 2016

My boyfriend really wanted to see what this zoo had to offer, so since it was a part of our San Diego Go passes we thought why not. WE arrived a half an hour before closing (poor time management on our part) and when we...More

Thank xoxbrandiexox
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Spent a few hours at the museum and found it very enjoyable. The exhibits are interesting and details and there are also some live species resident in the museum. Very modern in a lovely building. The 3D theatre is also very good.

Thank Alice D
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

My two year old and 11 month old had a blast. There were just enough Dino's and creatures for them to see. It didn't take lo d to tour the entire facility and it was even crawler friendly. It's definitely going to be a future...More

Thank Yamiletth R
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We always visit Natural History Museums in our travels and I would not give this a high score. Felt the exhibits to be lacking and one floor consisted of a photo contest.

1  Thank vacationneededs53
Reviewed August 22, 2016

A great experience by going back in time. A must visit while in San Diego for vacation with Friends, Family, Colleagues, etc.

Thank KVeerM
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