Member Events

In addition to free general admission to theNAT, members also receive a number of other benefits, including guest passes, discounts on public and family programs, and unlimited access to our 3D films.

Not a member? Join at the Admissions Desk or at sdnat.org/membership to receive exclusive benefits like free general admission, discounted tickets to lectures and special exhibitions, behind-the-scenes opportunities, and much more. 

Balboa Park After Dark

It’s back! Balboa Park After Dark returns for another summer, bringing the park alive after 5 on Fridays, with extended museum hours as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park. We’ll be open until 8 PM on Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.* Not only can you start your weekend exploring our exhibitions, you can also enjoy demonstrations and presentations of our collections from our Museum scientists, in addition to pop-up programs, and sci-fi b-movies (specific dates still to be determined). Plus, if you haven’t checked out our revamped café, now is the time to do it. The café will be serving beer and wine, plus some brand new menu items. Members get a 10% discount in the café and a discount on Ultimate Dinosaurs. Take advantage of your free general admission and kick-off your summer weekends with a science fix. For a list of participating museums, visit the Balboa Park website.

*Hours subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, go here.

Member Events | Giant-Screen Theater Temporary Closure
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10 AM

Catch Sea Monsters 3D before it ends September 4. After that, our giant-screen theater will be closed for construction and maintenance from Tuesday, September 5 to Friday, October 13. The theater will reopen on Saturday, October 14 with the debut of our newest 3D film, Incredible Predators


Member Events | Save the Date! 143rd Annual Meeting of the Society
Thursday, November 16, 2017 10 AM

Join us on November 16 for the 143rd Annual Meeting of the Society and enjoy the debut of our newest exhibition, Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage. This is a special members-only evening that you do not want to miss.