San Diego Natural History Museum

1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101- Map It
(619) 232-3821

AAA Editor Notes

San Diego Natural History Museum is at 1788 El Prado, at e. end of Balboa Park. Among the permanent exhibit galleries are Coast to Cactus in Southern California, which offers immersive multimedia experiences focusing on the plants, animals and geology of Southern California; Birds of the World, showcasing the work of acclaimed wildlife photographers; and Fossil Mysteries, where visitors can discover everything about dinosaurs, from what they ate to how they interacted with other prehistoric creatures. The Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Giant-Screen Theater shows 2- and 3-D nature films covering such topics as ocean reefs and the Cretaceous period. Changing exhibits also are offered. Food service is available Thursday through Sunday. Food is available.
$19; $17 (ages 62+ and students and military with ID); $14 (ages 7-17); $11 (ages 3-6). Prices may be higher during special exhibitions. Combination and multiday tickets are available with participating Balboa Park attractions.
Hours: Daily 10-5. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.