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Real Pirates tickets

Members receive a special discounted price of $15 on tickets to Real Pirates

Show Your Card and Save at the Maritime Museum


If you want to learn more about the maritime history of San Diego, you’re in luck. Through September 1, Museum members will receive a special discount of $3 off admission at the Maritime Museum of San Diego (MMSD) when you show your San Diego Natural History Museum membership card and photo ID. If you’ve seen the rigging and barrels around the Museum that make you feel like you’re part of a real pirate ship, you can thank the Maritime Museum for loaning us those great pieces. Visit their website to plan your trip today.

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for an exclusive after-hours visit to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.  Enjoy a family-friendly evening and explore all of the Fleet exhibitions, including Illusion, Destination Station and Explor-O-Rama. This event is free for current Natural History Museum members. Dessert and beverages will be served. The evening does not include the IMAX theater. RSVP by August 4, 2015—please note you will need your membership ID number (found on your membership card) to register.


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6-9 PM

Kick off the Museum’s 140th anniversary at the October 30 Annual Meeting.  This is the one night a year where members are invited to go behind the scenes at the Museum! Join us for a night of family fun, starting with a presentation on the history of the Museum and learn how this fascinating institution was started by a group of amateur scientists in 1874.  We’ll then open the doors to our offices, classrooms, and labs so you can meet our researchers, explore our collections, and see a preview of our newest exhibition in the making—Coast to Cactus in Southern California—opening January 17, 2015.  Current members will receive an invitation in September with registration information.