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San Diego Natural History Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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About San Diego Natural History Museum

The museum located in Balboa Park. It was founded in 1874 as the San Diego Society of Natural History. It is the second oldest scientific institution west of the Mississippi and the oldest in Southern California.


Attractions Near San Diego Natural History Museum

Spanish Village Art Center
Spanish Village Art Center0.1km from San Diego Natural History Museum

A wonderful art centre located in San Diego's Balboa Park, in the U.S. state of California. Located between the Zoo and theNAT these quaint buildings and colorful courtyard were originally built in 1935. They depicted a charming old village in Spain for the second California Pacific International Exposition. Over the last 60+ years, San Diego artists have continued to preserve and enhance this historical landmark by adding to its beauty.

Fleet Science Center
Fleet Science Center0.17km from San Diego Natural History Museum

The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, established in 1973. It was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today.

Botanical Building
Botanical Building0.17km from San Diego Natural History Museum

The Botanical Building is an historic building located in San Diego's Balboa Park. Built for the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition, it remains one of the largest lath structures in the world.

Museum of Photographic Arts
Museum of Photographic Arts0.18km from San Diego Natural History Museum

This is one of the only museums in the country dedicated exclusively to the photographic arts, presenting work by some of the world's most celebrated photographers and cinematographers. Its mission is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.

Timken Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art0.22km from San Diego Natural History Museum

The Timken Museum of Art is a fine art museum, established in 1965. It preserves the Putnam Collection of European old masters, American art, and Russian icons for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego residents and visitors

The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art0.29km from San Diego Natural History Museum

Fine arts museum housing a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. The exhibits ranges in date from 5000 BC to 2012 AD.

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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.

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