I had the pleasure to take my family to the San Diego Natural History Museum located in Balboa Park in November 2017.

One of the reasons we love visiting San Diego is that they have many family-friendly things to do.

We were able to take advantage of the CASC reciprocal admission agreement with the San Diego Natural History Museum to get in at no charge. I thought that the museum still offered a lot of value (included a 3D theatre with three films included in the cost of admission).

We were anticipating a stay of only 1 to 1 1/2 hours but we all had a great time.

It was interactive for pre-schoolers and toddlers and we enjoyed our 2 1/2 hour visit at the museum. Many exhibits were hands-on which made it perfect for toddlers.

My daughter enjoying some of the interactive displays (showing where the water comes from in California).

My daughters touching the amethyst.

Showing my girls the plates of the earth and how the continents separated over time.

My girls admiring the big teeth of the sharks.

I particularly enjoyed the Foucault Pendulum that showed the rotation of the earth (their pendulum is huge – 2 stories tall).