Current weather

San Diego, CA
Clear sky
75.2 °F

theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum

Features fascinating exhibitions and a new giant-screen Dolby digital 3D theater showing films with a focus on the natural world. The museum’s award-winning exhibit design team creates exhibitions on the unique and biodiverse southern California region. In addition, the museum hosts several traveling exhibitions each year which teach visitors about our natural world as it is today and as it was in the past.

Daily, 10:00am-5:00pm. CLOSED Thanksgiving and Christmas.
(619) 232-3821
Visit Their Website
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:00am
The Natural World: Photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:00am
Great White Shark 3D
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:00pm
Ocean Oasis
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, 3D
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 1:45pm
Great White Shark 3D

Wacky Science Sundays at 12:15 pm and 2:15 pm every Sunday. Nature, Mommy, and Me, an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions, every second Thursday at 11:00 am. (recommended for ages 1–5--must be with adult). Free with admission.

The San Diego Natural History Research Library has resources related to plants, animals, and fossils with a particular focus on California, Baja California and the southwestern U.S. The library has over 50,000 volumes as well as an extensive rare book collection, map collection, historic photographic images, fine art collection, and archives of primary resources, which document the early days of the museum, dating back to the 1800s. Materials in the library must be used on-site; they do not circulate. 

View the online catalog.

Hours: Open Mon. – Fri., by appointment.
Contact: Email or call (619) 255-0225 to make an appointment.

theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Driving Directions
Javascript is required to view this map.