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San Diego Natural History Museum

1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1624
+1 619-232-3821
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  • Poor6%
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1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1624
Balboa Park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Plenty to do and see and some neat interactive set especially great for the kids.

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to many Natural History Museums that were better, but it was OK. We didn't spend a lot of time here, but there are a lot of good exhibits for kids. What you SHOULDN'T miss is the 3-D Galapagos movies. I was short (25...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 3D films alone are worth the visit but the special exhibits on the 2nd floor are extraordinary with explanations and close-up views of scientific milestones.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Displays a lot of California natural history. Nice place to bring your children for a better understanding of past, present, and possible future changes our environment plays in animal development. A little pricey @ $19 for adults (discounts for seniors, military, students, and children). Hope...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum would not be interesting to small children. Seems that most exhibits had a lot of reading to go with it. However, we didn't do the dinosaurs because that cost was extra.

Thank donnainfl217
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I was very impressed with this museum. It currently has one of the best, most interactive dinosaur exhibits I've ever seen (and I've seen many - I like dinosaurs!) The museum is the perfect size to be interesting without being overwhelming. The Photo Ark exhibit...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

went with a 5 year old girl. you have to pay entrance for the museum and extra to see the ultimate dinosaurs which makes it quite expensive. there was only one volunteer when we went. there are stands of plastic dinosaurs which attract the kids,...More

1  Thank gill v
Reviewed 11 March 2017

All in all it is a very nice traveling exhibit, created by a Canadian museum. The southern hemisphere dinosaurs are very uniquely different than the more familiar northern hemisphere dinosaurs. There were a number of very nice elements for small children/ grandchildren to use. And,...More

Thank AlandDiane
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Went with 4 grand children aged 1 to 8. Everybody loved it. Excellent presentations with well thought out hands on things and explanations. Very well presented.

Thank malcolm t
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were visiting Balboa park and thought we would quickly go through this museum but ended up staying several hours. The volunteers shared very interesting insights with our daughter and we all ended up learning a lot. We also appreciated the the animals and sections...More

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Joyce S
Is self parking available at the museum?
12 February 2017|
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