San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego

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  • The building is larger than it seems, the visit is interesting if you are by Balboa, has fossils among many exhibits more
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  • Excellent overview of natural history for the area and farther afield. Enough hand-on exhibits to occupy and educate children and adults alike.  more »
  • This museum is nice but modestly sized. We went through exhibits and saw a movie in 2 hours. Probably good for a rainy day diversion, but not a pick for a primary destination.  more »
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  • Neat NH museum and one that’s excellent for learning, super kid-friendly. Abundance of coherently presented info and interesting things you wouldn’t have even expected to find on display here. Dino’s feathered appearance is acknowledged, that’s an instant 10/10 for accuracy. A tip when visiting: if you’re on a budget, arrive within an hour of closing time and you’ll receive a discount allowing you to see the museum under $10.
  • Took my 5 year old son to the museum's at balboa and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. The museum's were fun and interactive and nobody looked at him wifey for touching everything he could reach. The air and space museum was definitely his favorite. A LOT of interactive things to do, touch and play with. He loved getting to see inside a helicopter and the simulated video was great. We didn't get to see all of the museum's so definitely plan a whole day if you're trying to see them all. We will be back very soon for more fun!
  • The staff is very helpful and friendly. They have lots on kid friendly exhibits that can be touched. All the exhibits have both Spanish and English explanations. They have a few live exhibits but most are stuffed or skeletons. The theater is comfortable and educational.
  • Pretty small, you don't need more then a hour or two, pretty disappointed, In what's offered for the price, if you go to the one in LA it's much larger and 5 dollars cheaper and offers double the amount if not 3 times the amount, it's just a giant tourist trap, maybe great for kids but needs lots of work and the price should be lowered for what is offered. If your from out of town enjoy another place.
  • Brought my 4 year old son to the museum and he really liked it. This one is smaller than the one in Los Angeles, but it's still an experience. Your purchase includes a ticket to watch the movie they are playing that week... it was in 3D!!!
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