At this time, public health and safety mandates are still in place that require museums to be closed. As a result, we will postpone our early January 2021 reopening plans. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and reopen as soon as we are able to do so safely. Once restrictions are lifted, The Nat will need several weeks to schedule staff and prepare the building for reopening. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Learn more about what we're up to in the meantime.
Stay safe. Wear a mask. Encourage your community to do the same. We'll see you when we reopen. The Nat's mission is supported in part by admissions. While we're closed, please consider taking these steps:
Thank you and please check back soon.
The Nat has four floors of exhibitions, a giant screen theater, and a research collection of more than 8 million specimens. When you visit The Nat, you are supporting our mission to preserve this amazing place we call home.
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Museum Guest Passes &
ASTC Travel Passport Program
PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDED
Giant screen theater films - $5
Come back soon to check for changes to this page in preparation for reopening.
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.
Balboa Park organizations offer free admission to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military, and their dependents for one day each month. The Nat typically offers Residents Free Days on the first Tuesday of each month. Special exhibitions and films are not included. Check our calendar for a list of upcoming dates, or check out the list of participating Balboa Park organizations by clicking here.
The Nat is proud to participate in 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. Museums for All encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
Are you a Title I school? Field trips and classes at your school can be underwritten through Museum Access Funds. For availability, call the Education Department at 619.255.0349. Learn more.