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We're Here for Nature. And You Can Be Too.

Every day, we come together to study, conserve, and connect people with nature in this amazing place we call home. When you help The Nat, you help nature.

Three easy ways to show your support.


Your support helps advance our work to protect local biodiversity and helps us educate and inspire others to join in. Learn more.

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Become a member

Early members of the San Diego Society of Natural History were the original tree huggers (in fact, they helped save Torrey Pines!). Join our community and become part of something much bigger. Learn more.

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Volunteer your time

Your time is not only valuable, it’s essential to helping us do our work and for making the museum experience more meaningful for our guests. Learn more.


Other ways to help

  • Pay us a visit. Your admission dollars help support our mission. And an annual membership makes us even happier and helps us year-round.

  • Join our digital community. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (we're active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn). We promise to be interesting and informative, not boring and superficial. Deal?