Films in the giant-screen theater are included with paid admission and also with Balboa Park Explorer Passes, GO San Diego Cards and for members of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Tickets are available at the Admissions Desks at the Museum.
The Subaru 3D Experience is the largest Dolby® 3D theater for a museum in California! Digital 3D technology delivers a premium viewing experience from anywhere in the 300-seat, stadium-style theater. Assistive Listening Devices for films and lectures in the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater are available. Please inquire with the theater attendant or with the Admission Desk.
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