Review the option for your grade level in the tables below or in our Education Programs Guide. Self-guided visits are available for school groups looking to explore the museum on thier own.
Please call 619.255.0349 to make your reservation or complete the online reservation request form.
Please have the following information ready when making reservations:
Office hours: Weekdays from 9 AM-4PM
Phone: 619.255.0349 Messages may be left on voicemail anytime.
For self-guided visits and Museum programs, we require a 1:8 ratio of adults to students. Chaperones up to a 1:3 ratio will receive free General Admission and a steep discount on upcharge exhibitions.
Payment in full is due one week prior to scheduled outreach programs and upcharge exhibitions. Payment is due upon arrival for general self-guided visits, classes held at the museum, and docent tours.
Mileage fee: schools more than 25 miles from the Museum will be charged an additional 50 cents per mile for all programs held at your school site.
For credit cards payments call 619.255.0349.
Available for qualified Title I schools to help support your field trip or outreach program. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349.
If a cancellation is necessary, please call 619.255.0349. Cancellations are not official until a confirmation email has been received from our Education Department.
The San Diego Natural History Museum is located near the corner of Park Boulevard and Village Place in Balboa Park. Student groups should enter at the North “Fig Tree” Entrance.