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San Diego Natural History Museum

Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo: Fossil Mysteries South Entrance, © San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to an enthusiastic group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874.

Mission
To interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.

Purpose
- To emphasize this unique and diverse region while maintaining a global perspective;
- To collect and preserve scientific specimens for research and as a continuous record of the changing world for future generations;
- To serve as a center for the scientific study of biological diversity and evolution;
- To provide dynamic leadership in natural history and environmental education through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, striving to make this outreach relevant to all the people of the San Diego region;
- To foster cooperative efforts in natural history research and education throughout our region.

Vision
The San Diego Natural History Museum will be the premier collections-based environmental education and natural history research resource in the San Diego region. SDNHM will provide programs that are timely, user-friendly, and relevant to the real-life needs of the diverse populations of the San Diego-Baja California region today and tomorrow.

Upcoming events at San Diego Natural History Museum

Ongoing events at San Diego Natural History Museum

Event Cost Category

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Exhibit: 'Real Pirates - The Untold Story Of The Whydah From Slave Ship To Pirate Ship'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free - $27 Community

Past events

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