San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Top 5 Things To Know About San Diego Natural History Museum
- Museum Store: Take a piece of San Diego Natural History Museum home with you! Stop by the Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store at Natural History Museum San Diego to shop the botanical art products, inspiring gifts and dinosaur merchandise. Balboa Park Natural History Museum lets you and your family keep part of your experience in the form of an awesome souvenir. Enjoy your San Diego shopping experience at San Diego Natural History Museum!
- Camp-O-Saurus: The little ones will have a blast at Natural History Museum Balboa Park. They can go to Camp-O-Saurus, a cool spot that's just for them inside San Diego Natural History Museum. Kids can climb into a dinosaur's nest and imagine exciting stories while playing with dinosaur toys. The books and puzzles are fun ways for kids to play and learn at the same time. San Diego Natural History Museum even has tents for kids to hang out in, giving them a fun camp-like experience. This is a great place to take your kids in San Diego.
- Canyoneer Hikes: Gain an appreciation of southern California's plants and animals! During your canyoneer hike with Balboa Park Natural History Museum, you'll get to explore beautiful outdoor areas with a knowledgeable guide. If you have a group of ten or more friends, family or classmates who'd like to go, San Diego Natural History Museum offers group tours at a nominal fee of $2 per person. These group tours ensure that enough tour guides are available for the walk and the group size.
- Blue Whale Watching: Natural History Museum San Diego invites you on a six-hour cruise to see these majestic animals. Balboa Park Natural History Museum provides fascinating information about the world's largest mammal. The on board volunteer naturalist, trained by Natural History Museum Balboa Park, gives you the inside scoop on marine life. Take this opportunity to spot dolphins, sea lions and sea birds, as well. The blue whales swim and feed in the area from mid-June through October, so you can go on this whale watching cruise during this part of the year.
- Lectures and Films: Intellectual stimulation awaits at Natural History Museum Balboa Park. Attend a lecture or film showing to expand your knowledge of the natural environment, history, world cultures and art. Balboa Park Natural History Museum brings experts in their fields to give lectures, often about topics related to the latest exhibitions at Natural History Museum San Diego. Among things to do in San Diego, going to one of this museum's lectures is particularly enriching.
San Diego Natural History Museum invites you to learn about the natural environment, history, world cultures and art. Balboa Park Natural History Museum has featured exhibitions on horses, water in San Diego, gems and minerals, the Titanic, and Antarctica's ecosystem. Bring the whole family and learn together at Natural History Museum Balboa Park. The little ones can have just as much fun as older children and grown-ups. Natural History Museum San Diego has a special area just for the youngest children, called Camp-O-Saurus. Kids can hang out in the camping tents or the dinosaur's nest, play with plastic dinosaurs and puzzles, and read books.
Natural History Museum San Diego invites you on its free, guided nature walks. No reservations are necessary to come along on these outdoor adventures. Simply check the calendar on the website to see when walks are scheduled and what locations you'll be exploring on different walks. Balboa Park Natural History Museum also offers gray whale watching, in partnership with Hornblower Cruises and Events, as well as film festivals and expert lectures. Regularly scheduled family programs at San Diego Natural History Museum give kids, moms and dads fun experiences to enjoy. These include Ms. Frizzle, Family Days, Nature & Me Story-time and summer day camps.
- Do Take A Hike: Explore cool places like Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, Florida Canyon and Batiquitos Lagoon. San Diego Natural History Museum lets you check out parts of San Diego that you may have never explored - and gives you fun and interesting information during the walking tours.
- Don't Miss The Whale Watching: Head out on the water to see marine life up close! The whale watching tour offered by San Diego Natural History Museum is a lot of fun for the whole family.