The Nature to You Loan Program has an extensive library of specimens from plants, to mammals, to reptiles, to insects, and birds. Our selection of flora and fauna is great for artists, teachers, scholars, school groups, home school, or anyone with an interest in the natural sciences. Become a member of the Nature to You Loan Program to access these incredible resources.
From June 30–August 11, 2021, the Nature to You Loan Library is open Wednesdays from 2–5 PM. Appointments are no longer required.
In accordance with CDC and California State recommendations, if you are fully vaccinated you may access the Loan Library without a mask. If you have not been immunized, we ask that you wear a mask for the protection of others.
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Northwest corner of the Museum on level 1.
Become a member of the San Diego Natural History Museum's Nature to You Loan Program. Membership allows for access to the program's collection—over 1,300 specimens that represent the biologic and geologic diversity of the southwestern United States, Baja California and the world!
Annual membership is valid for one calendar year from date of registration. Loan duration is two weeks and is limited to seven specimens total; within these seven, each member is allowed a maximum of one bird of prey, one mammal and one reptile. Closed most school holidays and summer hours are limited.
One-time membership allows for one loan from the program. Loan duration is one week and is limited to four specimens.