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What Makes The Nat Stand Out

Memorable Photos

Select from the various picturesque backdrops Balboa Park and our unique venue offer. Make every photo unforgettable.

Pet Friendly Ceremonies

We allow pets to take part in your ceremony! Your fur baby is part of the family and does not need to be left out of the celebration!

Bridal Room with Private Balcony

We provide a unique private space for the wedding party to party and prep before the I Dos!

Unique Gifts

The Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store is an excellent source for customized gifts. We can also arrange to have the store open for your guests to browse and shop during your event.

Themed Scavenger Hunts

We created themed scavenger hunts through the entire museum or selected event spaces for your guests to explore and enjoy!

Childcare Spaces

We provide fun and safe on-site locations for event childcare services!

After Hours

The party doesn't have to stop until the clock strikes 2 AM! While many other venues close much earlier, we like to party!

Live Bands, Aerialist and Performers

Live bands, aerialists, and performers are absolutely acceptable at The Nat, and they're a great addition to any party! Our 60-foot high ceiling is the perfect space for your unique entertainment.

Research Demonstration Lab

You and your guests can see some of the ways our scientists prepare, preserve, and study specimens collected here in San Diego. These specimens go into our collection or on display.

Escape Room

Escape The Nat is a unique escape room experience located on the lower level of the Museum. Do you and your guests have what it takes to comb through clue-filled museum archives, solve puzzles, and save the world? Join us at Escape the Nat for…Botanic Panic!

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