San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat)
San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat)
San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat)

San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) Tours and Tickets

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Dedicated to the natural history of Southern California—from ancient times to the modern day—the San Diego Natural History Museum (also known as The Nat) is one of the city’s most popular, family-friendly museums. Across four floors, its exhibition spaces are dedicated to topics ranging from dinosaurs and fossils to minerals and more.

  • 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California, 92101

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Q:What are San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) hours of operation?
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San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Q:How long does it take to go through San Diego Natural History Museum?
A:On average, it should take about 3–4 hours to go through the San Diego Natural History Museum, but if you’re a history buff, or find an exhibition that particularly interests you, it’s possible to spend all day there. You can get refreshments or lunch at the onsite Flying Squirrel Cafe.
Q:Can I take pictures at the San Diego Natural History Museum?
A:Yes, you certainly can take photos at the San Diego Natural History Museum. You just can’t use your flash. If you’re with the press, then contact the museum to see when you can make an appointment to get the footage you need.
Q:What can you see in the San Diego Natural History Museum?
A:There are loads of exhibitions to check out at the San Diego Natural History Museum—some permanent and some revolving. Always on view are Fossil Mysteries with dinosaur exhibits, Hidden Gems from the mineralogy department, an exhibit on Baleen whales, one on skulls, a megalodon, a huge Moreton Bay fig tree, and more.
Q:How long do you need in the San Diego Natural History Museum?
A:On average, visitors spend about 3–4 hours at the San Diego Natural History Museum, but some make an entire day of it. There’s the Flying Squirrel Cafe for coffee, snacks, and lunch, plus plenty of exhibits to keep you occupied. New exhibitions routinely arrive, so regulars feature new subjects to explore, too.
Q:Can you take bags into the San Diego Natural History Museum?
A:Yes, you can take small bags into the San Diego Natural History Museum, but food and drinks aren’t allowed. If you want to check a larger bag, you can do so there. If you need a drink or a bite to eat, there’s the Flying Squirrel Cafe located on the premises.
Q:What is the best day to visit the San Diego Natural History Museum?
A:The museum is open every day, so you can go on weekdays or weekends. Saturdays and Sundays are typically more crowded. If you want a quieter atmosphere with more exhibitions to yourself, you should consider going on a weekday and not in the summer, which is the tourist season.