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San Diego Natural History Museum

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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.

General Admission Hours:
Adult $17
Senior (62+) $15
Military, College Student (with ID) $12
Youth (13–17) $12
Child (3–12) $11
Child 2 and under FREE

Upcoming events at San Diego Natural History Museum

Ongoing events at San Diego Natural History Museum

Event Time Category

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'2014 Best Of Nature Photography Show'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Mummies 3D: Secrets Of The Pharaohs'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

The NAT Presents 'The Discovery Of King Tut' Exhibit

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Editor's Picks

Past events