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The Big Exchange

Membership Has Its Privileges!

Take advantage of The Big Exchange May 3–11 and visit the participating organizations below for free or reduced entry, just by showing your San Diego Natural History Museum membership card! Your NAT membership card grants you free general admission only – access to special exhibits and programs will be granted at the discretion of each individual organization. The Big Exchange is sponsored by the San Diego County Membership Managers Collaborative. 

Not a member? Join today to take advantage of The Big Exchange.

Visiting from another Museum?

The San Diego Natural History Museum is offering members of participating institutions the following:

  • $15 admission to the special exhibition Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah (3D films included)
  • $10 off of a family or grandparent membership to the SDNHM
  • $5 admission to both giant screen 3D Films Great White Shark 3D and Dinosaurs Alive! 3D
  • FREE General Admission to the Museum’s core exhibitions and the Giant Screen film Ocean Oasis.

Participating Organizations

The following organizations will be offering reciprocal admission to current members.
*This benefit applies to cardholders only.

In Balboa Park


San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park | 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA


San Diego History Center

Balboa Park  |  1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA


San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Balboa Park  |  1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA


San Diego Museum of Art

Balboa Park | 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA



Japanese Friendship Garden

Balboa Park  |  2215 Pan American Road East, San Diego, CA


Mingei International Museum

Balboa Park  |  1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA


San Diego Natural History Museum

Balboa Park | 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA


Museum of Photographic Arts

Balboa Park | 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Around San Diego


California Center for the Arts

340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA


Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA


San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

404 Third Ave, San Diego, CA


California Surf Museum

312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA


Coronado Historical Association

1100 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA


Living Coast Discovery Center

1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA


Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA



Save Our Heritage Organisation



The New Children's Museum

200 West Island Avenue, San Diego, CA


The USS Midway Museum

910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA


Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA


Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA