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San Diego Natural History Museum

1788 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

619.232.3821
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Region: Downtown Hours of Operation: Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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The San Diego Natural History Museum features fascinating exhibitions and a giant-screen Dolby digital 3D theater.

Spend some quality time with your family while you learn about and appreciate our natural environment at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The Museum's exhibitions focus on the unique and biodiverse southern California region. 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.

Fossil Mysteries, a highly interactive exhibition, explores big themes in science: evolution, extinction, ecology, and Earth processes. Abundant fossils, models, murals, and dioramas offer unique multi-sensory experiences. You'll see the world - past and present - in a whole new way.

Also on display is Skulls, featuring over 200 research specimens of animals from around the world - mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, ranging from the big and spectacular (a rhinoceros, a big-horned sheep, a giraffe) to the miniature (California's own tiny Western Black-headed Snake). The exhibition includes a chalkboard wall, so visitors can ask their own questions or draw their favorite skulls on the wall!

Don't miss Wacky Science Sundays stirring up a good time Every Sunday with two Free (with paid admission) shows: 12:15 PM and 2:15 PM. Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal science hands-on! So, wind up your mental motor and cruise on down to surf some brain waves with the Frizz!

The Museum also features lectures, family programs, camps, and guided nature walks around San Diego!

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission Adult
  • General Admission Child
  • General Admission Senior

Events

Real Pirates
Real Pirates

2/8/14 - on-going

The Natural World

5/17/14 - on-going

The Discovery of King Tut

10/11/14 - on-going

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