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Residents' Free Tuesdays

Please note: On Saturday, July 12, "Water: A California Story" will be unavailable.
Please note: On Thursday, July 17, the Museum will close at 4 PM and the final entry into the Museum and "Real Pirates" will be 3 PM. The final film of the day will be "Dinosaurs Alive 3D" at 3:30 PM.

As a thank you to San Diego County Residents, the San Diego Natural History Museum offers Residents' Free Tuesday on the first Tuesday of each month

Note: Free admission is for San Diego City and County residents and active-duty military. ID required.

Young people enjoying an exhibition.

The giant-screen theater presentations are not included in Free Tuesday admission. Tickets for the Kaplan giant-screen theater are available for $5 per person at the Visitor Services Desks inside the Museum. 

On Residents' Free Tuesday, please enter at the South (fountain) side of the building. All guests will exit at the North side of the building (near the fig tree).

South Museum Entrance

The giant-screen theater is included with Passports to Balboa ParkGo San Diego Cards, General Admission tickets and for members of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Please present Passports to Balboa Park, Go San Diego Cards and Museum Membership cards at the Visitor Services Desks.

Admission to Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Shipis not included in Residents’ Free Tuesday. Residents of San Diego County may purchase tickets for Real Pirates at the discounted rate of $17 per resident at the Admissions Desks. Discounted tickets are to be used on Residents’ Free Tuesday only and not future visits. 

For a complete schedule of Free Tuesdays for other Balboa Park museums and cultural institutions, see the www.balboapark.org website.

Strollers are not allowed in the San Diego Natural History Museum during *Residents' Free Tuesday. Park strollers in the designated area outside the North Entrance, near the large Moreton Bay Fig.