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Summer of Wonder

We’re going all out for our 150th anniversary with a summer full of wonderful. With new exhibits and extended hours, a new film in our theater, and Nat at Night every week, there will be whole lot of wonderful to fill up a busy, beautiful summer.

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2024

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San Diego Padres vs. Minnesota Twins

Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2024

Monday, August 19, 6:40 PM PT

Japanese Heritage Celebration

Presented by Nuna || THEME GAME TICKET REQUIRED: Celebrate Japanese Heritage with a limited-edition hat! Tickets MUST be purchased through Padres.com/ThemeGames to receive the related item, available only while supplies last.

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A Space for All of Us

Jan 16, 2024 - ongoing

The Museum's sensory-friendly quiet hours are held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This time is dedicated to creating a calmer, quieter museum experience. We remain open to the public during this time, and all are welcome to visit the Museum.

During this time, specific exhibit features in the main Museum building will be turned off to minimize audio and visual stimulation. Noise-blocking headphones are free for check-out at the main Admissions desk and the entrance to the Cannibals: Myth & Reality exhibition.

Exhibit features in the Cannibals: Myth & Reality exhibit will remain on, and all exhibits will be fully turned on at 11 a.m. Admission purchased during sensory-friendly quiet hours is the same as standard admission and applies to the entire day.

Learn more online at museumofus.org/blog/a-space-for-all-of-us.

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First Thursday in Mural Alley • Walk in ART

Aug 1, 2024

Walk in ART is a monthly event hosted in Hillcrest in Mural Alley (South of University between 4th and 5th St) directly behind The Studio Door art gallery and studios. Expect a night filled with lively entertainment, art, food, and music in and around Mural Alley. Mural Alley is a classic urban alley that has been fully transformed and adopted by muralists. Walk in ART features unique vendors, creative food offerings with a range of delicious dishes, music, and surprise performances. Collaboration with Hillcrest Business Association.

Gallery is open until 9 PM while the party in the alley goes until 10 PM.  

 

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Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt

Mar 20, 2024 - ongoing

With a variety of tasks to complete, our Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt allows participants to tap into their teammates’ varied talents and skills, highlighting the power of working as a group. Photo and video missions are interspersed with problem solving tasks, allowing for lasting team building memories – perfect for the next company meeting or end-of-year party.

Developed as part of the San Diego State University Master’s program in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with consultation from a seasoned Human Resources professional with a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, this program is flexible to the needs of your organization. This program can be tailor to your goals. We can accommodate small workgroups to large departments, multiple and single legs, and a beverage from a local coffee cart can be included. Contact us for pricing.

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Events

San Diego Padres vs. Minnesota Twins

Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2024
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A Space for All of Us

Jan 16, 2024 - ongoing
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First Thursday in Mural Alley • Walk in ART

Aug 1, 2024
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Balboa Park Scavenger Hunt

Mar 20, 2024 - ongoing
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