Films in the giant-screen theater are included with paid admission and also with Balboa Park Explorer Passes, GO San Diego Cards and for members of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Tickets are available at the Admissions Desks at the Museum.
The Museum will be open until 10 PM on most Thursday and Fridays from May 30-August 30 (and a few select dates in September). Films are included with admission. Nat at Night dates and hours as well as the Nat at Night film schedule are subject to change.
The Subaru 3D Experience is the largest Dolby® 3D theater for a museum in California! Digital 3D technology delivers a premium viewing experience from anywhere in the 300-seat, stadium-style theater. Assistive Listening Devices for films and lectures in the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater are available. Please inquire with the theater attendant or with the Admission Desk.
Take a fascinating journey into two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds—Mexico’s Sea of Cortés and the Baja California desert.
MacGillivray Freeman Film's National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Moviegoers will soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks, and explore other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor places.
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey, and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography.
Travel through time to unravel the astonishing 320-million-year story of how flying animals first appeared, and then evolved into the huge variety of aeronauts that fill our skies today.