The escort to a visitor with disabilities is entitled to free Admission.
San Diego Natural History Museum
Museum Hours and Directions:
Daily: 10 AM–5 PM| Directions
Hours subject to change.
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
To prepare for a visit to the Museum, download or print a copy (*PDF).
Advance Online Tickets
Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater
Welcome to The Downing 3D Experience, the largest Dolby® 3D theater for a museum in California! Visitors to the San Diego Natural History Museum will be dazzled by the latest in digital 3D technology that delivers a premium viewing experience from anywhere in the 300-seat, stadium-style theater.
All film times subject to change daily. Giant-screen, 3D theater included with admission. Assistive Listening Devices for films and lectures in the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater are available at the Visitor Services Desk.
Giant-screen theater included with paid admission. The 3D theater is included with Passports to Balboa Park, Go San Diego Cards and for members of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Tickets are available at the Visitor Services Desks at the Museum.
Daily: View Movie Trailers
Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store
Peruse a comprehensive assortment of natural history products featuring dinosaurs and murals from Fossil Mysteries, the A.R. Valentien Signature Collection of botanical art products, and inspiring gift ideas with a sustainable message.
Call 619.255.0239 for more information or shop online.
Conveniently located in the atrium of the San Diego Natural History Museum, the café is the ideal place to rest and recharge before or after a visit to the Museum. Managed by the Cohn Restaurant Group, the café features sandwiches and hot dogs as well as soups, pastries, snacks, cold beverages, and gourmet coffee and tea.
Call 619.255.0317 for more information.
Hours (subject to change):
Thursday–Sunday; 10 AM–4 PM
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