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. Masks are required for ages 3+ regardless of vaccination status. See our latest COVID guidelines and plan ahead here. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.
February is San Diego Museum Month! Find out how you can get 50% off general admission.
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| 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
Youth 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
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. Please be prepared to wait in line for entry and to see exhibitions. Entry is not guaranteed. Films are not included with Resident Free Tuesday admission. Film tickets can be purchased for $5 per person at the admissions desk.
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.