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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
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Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 10:00am
Whales: Giants of the Deep
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 10:00am
The Best of Nature Photography Show
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:00am
A Reef Reborn 3D
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
Ocean Oasis
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
Whales 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 10:15 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

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