Welcome back to the old stomping grounds. What you need to know before visiting:
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.
|Members||FREE - JOIN TODAY!|
| Senior (62+)
Student / Military (with ID)
|Child (2 and under)||FREE|
Museum Guest Passes &
ASTC Travel Passport Program
PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDED
Giant screen theater films - $5
NOTE: Purchasing your tickets online will reduce your time at the Admissions desk, but does not guarantee entry as capacity is managed at the door. All guests will be required to wait in a single entry line.
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. Due to COVID reopening restrictions, the Museum will be monitoring capacity. Please be prepared to wait in line for entry. Entry is not guaranteed. Please note that the Theater will not be available on Resident Free Tuesdays.
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.