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We believe that nature is the biggest exhibition of all, and with the San Diego Natural History Museum, you can explore all that makes this region special.

For nearly 145 years, we have been the storytellers of this incredibly diverse region we call home and our members have been essential to that story every step of the way. Become a member today and support our research and conservation efforts.

A special message for our members:

To those of you who donated, renewed your membership, or sent positive notes of encouragement - thank you! You have kept us going during these challenging times. We have now reopened and are excited to welcome you back. Please read through our reopening page to plan for your visit.

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Benefits & Levels

Become a member and experience something new every time you visit, from docent-led fossil encounters to live animal demonstrations. Members get free general admission, guest passes, invitations to member-exclusive events, and more.

Member Services

A resource for everything membership-related at The Nat. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about membership. More.

Member Events

Membership is more than just free general admission. From exclusive members-only events to exhibition previews and discounts on special programs, members get special access and insight to all of the exciting things happening at The Nat. More.