The Flying Squirrel Cafe

The Flying Squirrel has landed. The Museum’s café serves brewed-to-order espresso drinks, fresh juices, lemonade, and California casual fare, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, pastries, and more. Enjoy ample seating in air-conditioned comfort in the Museum’s four-story, sky-lit atrium.

Open during regular operating hours, 10 AM–5 PM daily (hours subject to change). Café entrance is on the north side of the building by the giant fig tree. Purchase your tickets online and receive 10% off at the Café. Glide in for a bite!

Did you know? The café’s name was inspired by a Museum research projects that engages citizen scientists to help us learn more about the elusive San Bernardino Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus californicus). Learn more.


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Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store

Peruse a comprehensive assortment of natural history products featuring dinosaurs and murals from Fossil Mysteries, the A.R. Valentien Signature Collection of botanical art products, and inspiring gift ideas with a sustainable message. Call 619.255.0239 for more information or shop online.

Giant Screen Theater

Nature comes to life on the giant screen. Visitors can enjoy the Subaru 3D Experience in the Charmaine & Maurice Kaplan Theater every time they visit. Films are included with paid admission. Learn more.

Escape The Nat

A new escape room experience that is among the first of its kind—in a museum! Gather up some friends to solve problems, find clues, and save the world. Reservations recommended. Learn more.