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Residents' Free Tuesdays

October 3 & 4 is Maker Faire in Balboa Park, and we’ll be open from 10 AM to 6 PM both days. Please click here to learn more about what to expect.
Tuesday, October 13: Ocean Oasis will not be shown at 12 PM. There is a 2:30 PM showing available.
Ocean Oasis will not be shown at 12 PM on Friday, October 16. There is a 2:30 PM showing available.

As a thank you to San Diego County Residents, the San Diego Natural History Museum offers Residents' Free Tuesday on the first Tuesday of each month

Note: Free admission is for San Diego City and County residents and active-duty military. ID required.

Young people enjoying an exhibition.

Admission to Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealedis not included in Residents’ Free Tuesday. Residents of San Diego County may purchase tickets for Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the discounted rate of $19 per adult, $17 per Senior (62+), Military (with ID) and College Student (with ID), $13 per Youth (7-17), and $11 per Child (3-6). Discounted tickets are to be used on Residents’ Free Tuesday only and not future visits. 

The giant-screen theater presentations are not included in Free Tuesday admission. Tickets for the Kaplan giant-screen theater are available for $5 per person at the Visitor Services Desks inside the Museum. 

On Residents' Free Tuesday, please enter at the South (fountain) side of the building. All guests will exit at the North side of the building (near the fig tree).

South Museum Entrance

The giant-screen theater is included with Passports to Balboa ParkGo San Diego Cards, General Admission tickets and for members of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Please present Passports to Balboa Park, Go San Diego Cards and Museum Membership cards at the Visitor Services Desks.


For a complete schedule of Free Tuesdays for other Balboa Park museums and cultural institutions, see the website.

Strollers are not allowed in the San Diego Natural History Museum during *Residents' Free Tuesday. Park strollers in the designated area outside the North Entrance, near the large Moreton Bay Fig.