San Diego Natural History Museum South view

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We are located at: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Aerial view of the North and South Museum Entrances

Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store

Girl in 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.

Dinosaur Café


Located in theNAT’s Atrium, the Dino Café serves an assortment of coffees, teas, Panini, wraps, and salads. 

Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM. Hours are subject to change.

Pirate Playland


Come aboard the Scurvy NAT!

Let it be known buckos, the children’s play area has been captured by pirates! In celebration of our current special exhibition Real Pirates, you’ll find a new Pirate Playland in the Museum’s Atrium. A ship known as the Scurvy NAT is ready for play, fully equipped with a captain’s wheel, cannons, a jolly roger to hoist, and fun props for kids to don as they act out their favorite pirate scenes.  There is also seating surrounding the ship for little pirates’ parents or guardians to rest while the kids play.  

Any hand wishing to see the return of the Camp-O-Saurus play area is hereby ordered to adventure among the salty dogs in Pirate Playland until such a time as it meets the captain’s pleasure to return the camp to theNAT (most likely in September 2014).