Volunteer at theNAT

Connect People to Nature

Share your respect for the environment by joining the San Diego Natural History Museum’s volunteer program.

We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including: Public Programs volunteers (Canyoneer hiking guides, Docent teaching guides, and Museum Whalers, whale naturalists); science department opportunities (Birds and Mammals, Botany, Entomology, Herpetology, Paleontology, and the Research Library); exhibit interpretation, NATuralists who interact with museum guests, live animal care, and administrative departments. For high school students, we have camp volunteer positions and internship opportunities in conjunction with local schools.

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Benefits of Volunteering

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Excellent training by our science staff
  • Notices of discounts and events free to volunteers throughout Balboa Park
  • Discounts in the museum store and the Flying Squirrel Café
  • Discounts on Museum lectures and events
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are helping a vital organization dedicated to researching and educating the public about the diversity of plant and animal life throughout southern California and the Baja peninsula.