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Nature to You Loan Program

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Summer Hours: We are open Wednesdys from 12:30 to 3:30 PM

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. (fall through spring hours of operation)
Appointments suggested, but not required.
Location: Northwest corner of the Museum on atrium level 1
Contact: or 619.255.0236

Bring nature into your classroom, art studio, and home by becoming a member of the Museum's Loan Program. Membership allows for a year of unlimited access to the program's collection—over 1,300 specimens that represent the biologic and geologic diversity of the southwestern United States, Baja California and the world! 

Nature to You Loan Program

For the online database of available specimens, click HERE.

Annual Membership : $50 per year. Membership is good one calendar date from date of registration.

Loan duration is two weeks and is limited to seven specimens total; within these seven, each member is allowed one bird of prey, one mammal and one reptile.
Please note we close over summer for maintenance.

One Time Membership : $25 The Nature to You Loan Program offers a one time membership for a fee of $25. This membership allows for one loan from the program; the duration of this loan is one week and is limited to four specimens.

The Loan Program is grateful for the support of the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, the Rice Family Foundation, the Union Bank Foundation, the San Diego Board of Supervisors, the Thursday Club Foundation, the Museum's Covey, Samuel & Katherine French Fund, the VWR Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation.