San Diego Natural History Museum North View

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Hours and Admission

Daily 10 AM to 5 PM

Museum Guide

To prepare for a visit to the Museum, download or print a copy of our guide (*PDF).

Please Note: On Tuesday, April 22, the final film of the day will be "Dinosaurs Alive! 3D" at 3:30PM.

General Admission Prices


Price
Members FREE
Adult $17
Senior (62+) $15
Military, College Student (with ID) $12
Youth (13–17) $12
Child (3–12) $11
Child 2 and under FREE
  • Includes self-guided general admission to core exhibitions and giant screen theater films (except on Residents’ Free Tuesdays). 
  • Admission to Real Pirates is not included. Visit Real Pirates ticketing for more information. 
  • Having problems with our online ticketing system? If so, please call 619.255.0195 and a customer service representative will gladly help you complete your reservation. 

Group Admission (10 or more people)     


Price
Adult $14
Senior (62+) $12
Military, College Student (with ID) $10
Youth (13–17) $10
Child (3–12) $8
  • Reservations must be made in advance through the Group Sales Department.
  • Please call 619.255.0347 or email groupsales@sdnhm.org .
  • Includes self-guided General Admission and choice of giant screen theater film.
  • Guided “Gallery Investigation” tours and behind-the-scenes tours are available for a nominal charge.
  • Group discounts are also available for Real Pirates.
  • Chaperone requirements apply for Child and Youth groups.
  • Tour Operator rates available.

School Field Trips
(Pre-K through College, 10 or more students)


Price
Pre-K—12 Grade Student $6

College Student

$8
Adult Chaperone/Faculty*

*Required chaperones for Pre-K—12 are free. Additional adult chaperones are $8 each.

  • Reservations must be made in advance through the Education Department. 
  • Students must be accompanied by their classroom teacher. 
  • Please call 619.255.0210 or email groupregistration@sdnhm.org .
  • Student group discounts are also available for Real Pirates.
  • For additional information on school group visits, please visit our Education page .
  • Includes self-guided General Admission and viewing of Ocean Oasis in the giant screen theater.
  • 3-D films, science workshops, guided “Gallery Investigation” tours, and behind-the-scenes tours are available for a nominal charge. 

 

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  • SD Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Go San Diego card includes admission to SDNHM
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    The escort to a visitor with disabilities is entitled to free Admission.