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Membership and Explorer

The Balboa Park Explorer is an exciting new program offering free general admission to 17 institutions in Balboa Park for an entire year for one price. TheNAT is excited to be participating in this program. The Balboa Park Explorer was designed to complement your SDNHM Membership and is an excellent value. We hope you take advantage of it! 

Remember that SDNHM membership includes additional exclusive benefits: 

• Unlimited free admission to 3D and 2D films;
• Free guest passes; 
• Field Notes member magazine; 
• Members-only events such as the annual behind-the-scenes night; 
• Discounts on specially priced exhibitions, summer camp, and purchases at the Dino Café and the Museum store.

Click here for Balboa Park Explorer FAQs.

General Benefits of a Membership at the  
San Diego Natural History Museum 
General Benefits of the
Balboa Park Explorer  
Free general admission to the San Diego Natural History Museum Free general admission to 17 institutions in Balboa Park
Unlimited free admission to 3D films Admission to Ocean Oasis and one 3D film per visit
Guest passes
Discounted pricing on special ticketed exhibitions, like The Discovery of King Tut. Explorers can purchase tickets for $17 per person. 
Invitations to members’ exclusive events
Member discounted pricing on special ticketed exhibitions, like The Discovery of King Tut. Members can purchase tickets for $15 per person.
Discounts on summer and winter break camps
10% discount at the Museum store
10% discount at the Dino Cafe
And more! Check out detailed benefits at each membership level.