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Ticketing Information

Ticket Prices

Real Pirates tickets include general admission to theNAT (access to all other exhibitions on view along with 2D and 3D films in the Museum’s giant screen theater).

Know the date and time that you’d like to come see Real Pirates? If so, please click the “Buy Tickets” button below to browse available time slots. If not, feel free to call 619.255.0195 to purchase a general voucher that can be used anytime. 

Museum Admission
& Real Pirates  
(10 or more)
Adult $27 $22
Senior (62+) $24 $19
Military/College Student (with ID)  $21 $17
Youth (13-17) $21 $17
Child (3-12) $18 $15
SDNHM Members $15 $15


Timed-entrance tickets are available on the half-hour. You are welcome to visit all other Museum exhibitions as you please throughout the day. There is no re-entry for Real Pirates.

Group Ticket Sales
Groups of all sea-faring abilities are invited to enjoy and discover the world of Real Pirates! Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. TheNAT is perfect for tourists, local groups, and senior and youth groups. Contact Paula Anderson in our group sales office today to book your voyage through Real Pirates! Call 619.255.0347 or email

One FREE ticket with every 20 purchased. Groups of 50 or more, ask about premium early entry at no additional cost.

Download and view the group sales information and rate sheet here.

Tickets for Museum Members
Museum members receive up to 45% off regular admission. Tickets for members of all ages are $15. Learn more about membership at theNAT.

Exhibition Hours
The exhibition and Museum will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM daily. The last entry time will be 60 minutes before the exhibition closes. Due to the expected popularity of the exhibition, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.