General Admission
Adult $19.95
Senior (62+)
Student / Military
(with ID)
Youth (3–17) $11.95
Child (2 and under) FREE
(Explorers, GoCard)
Museum Guest Passes &
ASTC Travel Passport Program
Giant screen theater films - $5
Purchase Tickets

General Admission includes access to core exhibitions and films in the giant screen theater (except on Residents’ Free Days ). Purchase your tickets online and receive 10% off at The Flying Squirrel Cafe.

The escort for a visitor with disabilities is entitled to free admission. More .

The Nat is a proud member of Museums for All. Present your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card, or Women, Infants & Children (WIC) card and photo ID at the Admissions Desk to receive free general admission for up to 4 people per family.

Bring your group, company, or school for a fun-filled outing

The Nat offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more as well as a variety of school field trips and programs. Learn more about group sales rates and reservation information.

Experience The Nat-and more!

Balboa Park Explorer Passes provide guests with several options to optimize their Balboa Park experience for an excellent rate. Learn more.

GO Card San Diego offers multiple San Diego attractions for one low price. Visit GO Card San Diego’s website to purchase a package deal that includes The Nat.

About Balboa Park

Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. Learn more.