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San Diego Natural History Museum

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
Balboa Park
+1 619-232-3821
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Reviewed 21 November 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 17 November 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 9 November 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 3 November 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 23 October 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 14 October 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 10 October 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

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We were pretty excited to try this museum in beautiful Balboa Park, but for the $38 we paid for both of or tickets, I don't think it was worth t. The museum has four floors: the first is sparse in terms of a museum experience,...More

1  Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We wanted to visit the Mayan exhibit, so paid an extra fee, on top of the museum entrance fee. That brought the total to $29 each! The exhibit was very disappointing. Whilst there were some genuine artefacts, much of the scenery was fake and really,...More

Thank 92,075
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Museum specialises largely on western, California, Latin American natural History. Exhibits when we were there included Mayan civilisations, fossils, insects, butterflies, water and its effect on California, and 'Coast to Cactus'. Great 3-d Theatre, shows several different shows daily. Gift Shop and 'Dino Cafe'. Open...More

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