Residents Free Days

Please note: Due to COVID-19 the Museum has capacity restrictions. Please plan for lines and expect wait times to enter the Museum on Resident Free Days. The last entry allowed will be at 3:30 PM. All guests must wear a face covering at all times and remain 6 feet away from others. Groups larger than 10 will not be admitted.

If you are feeling sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you visit us at another time.

The following exhibitions and experiences are currently closed: The Backyard, 3D Theater, Museum Store, Cafe, and the Escape Room.

Balboa Park organizations offer free admission (special exhibitions and films are not included) to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military, and their dependents on selected days for one day each month. You can see a list of these dates for the next three months by clicking here. The San Diego Natural History Museum offers Residents Free Days on the first Tuesday of each month.