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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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1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1624
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+1 619-232-3821
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

The entry ticket includes all the shows at the theater and I highly recommend watching them all! They'll be worth your time and entry fee. I absolutely loved all the shows they had when I was there. The museum itself is also pretty amazing with...More

1  Thank DianShan
Reviewed December 8, 2015

Completed impressed with the wonderful museum and maintenance. Great collection and accessibility. Must see place if in SAN.

Thank SandeepMasih
Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you are a history buff you will like this Maya Traveling Exhibition. Lots of visual displays and good write ups. Allow at least two hours to see everything. Also take advantage of the museums 3D theater. Three theater shows, each an hour apart so...More

Thank Emory B
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I have been to The Smithsonian in DC.. This is part of this system. I love my local San Diego History Museum so much that I became a member. The admission doesn't break the bank!! Free Parking!!

1  Thank Bev B
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Visit this museum every time in San Diego and always something new added to see. They accept the ASTC Travel Passport Program card which gets you in for free. Very well maintained and clean. Love the old building and all the light and airiness. The...More

1  Thank LBJ66
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, well curated, exhibit specific museum. Small easy access exhibits for anyone with mobility issues. Located in Belboa Park, outside is as nice as inside. Only a few dozen yards away from the Zoo. Plenty of bathrooms and a small cafe and...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed November 3, 2015

We took our four children (ages 9-16) and enjoyed a few hours in this natural history museum. Nice exhibits of dinosaurs and later prehistoric animals that roamed the area, as well as other great displays on ecosystems and water cycles. We also enjoyed a great...More

Thank AngliaUSA
Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Natural History Museum in San Diego had a very unique show on the Mayan cultural. Very interesting on cultural and todays findings of the Mayan people and cultural. The exhibits were outstanding and very informative. Other exhibits were wonderful but the highlight was the...More

Thank William W
Reviewed October 14, 2015

A lot of information on the local natural history of San Diego and California, which was what set it apart from other museums, and describes how human activity is shaping the local and worldwide change in ecosystems (for better and for worse). There's also a...More

Thank Bradley M
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Of all the places I paid to enter, this was by far the best value. There is a wide variety of exhibits ranging from dinosaurs, valley diversity, and various ecosystems. Their auditorium movies on dinosaurs (3D!) and the ocean were impressive. The visiting Mayan exhibit...More

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