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P.O. Box 121390
San Diego, CA 92112-1390 USA
General: 619.232.3821
Administration: 619.255.0216
Fax: 619.232.0248


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.

Our 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.

Our Vision

The San Diego Natural History Museum will be the premier collections-based environmental education and natural history research resource in our region. We 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.

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