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Natural History Museum
Situated in Balboa Park in San Diego, California, this museum offers a unique learning experience for guests of all ages. Exhibitions have included Whales: Giants of the Deep, Water: A California Story, and many others. The giant screen theater offers large-scale videos and 3-D experiences in a 300-seat venue. The museum also features events like whale watching, nature hikes and more.
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Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum is a flagship institution in Balboa Park, showcasing the regional natural history and unique biodiversity of Southern California and Baja California. The NAT has four floors of exhibitions, a 3D theater, and San Diego’s only Foucault pendulum. Adventures begin in The Backyard, a brand-new exhibition that allows children 5 and under to explore the natural world through play. Unshelved: Cool Stuff from Storage gives visitors a rare “backstage” glimpse of the museum’s storage areas. The Cerutti Mastodon Discovery showcases fossils of a mastodon discovered in San Diego that yielded the earliest evidence of human activity in the Americas.
Baja’s Wild Side features the breathtaking photography of Dr. Dan Cartamil that explores Baja California’s Pacific Coast region. Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science explores the past, present, and future of citizen science through rare books, art, photographs, and historical documents. Discover the rich biodiversity of the region by taking a journey through the various habitats that exist in the region in Coast to Cactus in Southern California.
From dinosaurs to mastodons, dig into the rich fossil history of the region in Fossil Mysteries. Examine the infrastructure of the regional water system in Water: A California Story. Skulls features nearly 200 of the weirdest, wildest, and most fascinating skulls from The Nat’s vast research collections. Giant-screen theater: Sit back in our stadium-style, giant-screen theater, featuring daily showings of our flagship film Ocean Oasis and a rotating calendar of thrilling 3D films.
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