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.


The Big Exchange

May 1–18

It pays to be a member! The Big Exchange, sponsored by the San Diego Museum Council, kicks off May 1. As a member of the San Diego Natural History Museum, you can enjoy free (or reduced) admission to the 30 participating organizations. Discover something new this spring by taking advantage of this special, limited-time promotion. Simply show your NAT membership card at each museums’ admissions desk and enjoy some cultural greatness!


New Library Exhibition Opening

Summer 2016

See the complete transformation of our 7,300 square foot Research Library, which includes our newest exhibition, Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science. Members are invited to a special preview of this transformed gallery space before it opens to the public. Official invitation will be sent to members via email.


Animals: Machines in Motion Member Opening

October 2016

Members are invited to an exclusive preview of our newest FREE-FOR-MEMBERS exhibition, Animals: Machines in Motion, before it opens to the public. Explore how every living thing–from insects to humans–is a machine built to survive, move and discover.