Group Discounts

If you have a group of 10 or more people, the San Diego Natural History Museum offers customized group experiences and saves you money with group discounts, including:

  • Self-guided visit of our permanent exhibitions.
  • Group reservation to see one of our 3D movies or our flagship film, Ocean Oasis.

TheNAT is perfect for tourists, local groups, senior groups, and youth groups: The most fun they’ve had in 75 million years! 

Group Rates 
(10 or more)
Adult $19 $16
Senior (62+) / Student / Military (with ID) $17 $14
Youth (3-17) $12 $10

  • Reservations must be made in advance through the Group Sales Department. Please call 619.255.0347 or email

  • Includes self-guided general admission and choice of giant screen theater 3D or Ocean Oasis film.

  • Guided “Gallery Investigation” tours are offered Tuesday through Thursday and based on availability for a minimal fee.

  • Let our education department help make a customized and memorable visit for all community groups with scavenger hunts, special learning experiences, and more. Group rates are valid through December 31, 2016.

  • Chaperone requirements apply for youth groups.

    We have something special for your group!

    Reservation Request

    Please note that this is not a reservation. You will be contacted by a group sales representative from the Museum within three business days to confirm your reservation.

    General Admission includes access to the Museum’s core exhibitions and choice of a giant screen theater 3D or Ocean Oasis films. General Admission group visits are self-guided.

    Minimum 10 Guests Required for Group Rates.

    Contact us with Questions:

    Group Name: *   
    Group Leader Name: *   
    Group Leader Phone Number: *   
    Group Leader Email: *  
    Organization Address: *   
    Address, City, State, Zip
    Date of Visit requested: *  
    Alternate Date (optional):  
    Group Arrival Time requested: *
     10:00 AM

     10:30 AM

     11:00 AM

     11:30 AM

     12:00 PM

     12:30 PM

     1:00 PM

     1:30 PM

     2:00 PM

     2:30 PM

     3:30 PM

    Museum is open 10AM-5PM daily.
    Number of Guests
    %%Please indicate below how many of each ticket type you would like to reserve; final group count will be confirmed one week prior to your visit when payment is due. Total number of tickets requested must equal 10 or greater. Chaperone ratios apply for youth groups. 1:8 for ages 3-12; 1:12 for ages 13-17.
    Please enter how many tickets would you like.
    Senior (62+):   
    Please enter how many tickets would you like.
    Military/College Student:   
    Please enter how many tickets would you like.
    Youth (3-17):   
    Please enter how many tickets would you like.
    Giant Screen Theater Film Pre-Seating (optional):
    For trailers and descriptions please click here.
    Film Preference, If Any:
     No Film

     11:00 AM – A Reef Reborn 3D (25 min)

     12:00 PM - Ocean Oasis (40min; 2D)

     1:00 PM – Whales 3D (20min)

     1:45 PM – A Reef Reborn 3D (25 min)

     2:30 PM - Ocean Oasis (40min; 2D)

     3:30 PM – Whales (20 min)

     4:15 PM – A Reef Reborn 3D (20 min)

    Additional Comments/Questions:
    For more information on the group sales policies and procedures please click here.
    By initialing here I understand that this form is a reservation request, and my reservation is not finalized until I have received, signed, and returned my reservation agreement to the group sales office. *   Please initial.
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