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The Big Birthday Bash

The un-stuffy, unexpected, unusually fun un-gala celebrating our 150th birthday.

We’re celebrating our 150th birthday as only The Nat can. With an un-stuffy “un-gala” that will cover all four floors plus the roof of the Museum.

We’re celebrating a century-and-a-half with a party-and-a-half. You'll party on all four floors, plus the rooftop of the Museum. Join us for a joyous evening of great food, signature cocktails, live music, and a silent auction of cool stuff. It will be the best bash of the last 150 years and we can't wait to see you!

The Big Birthday Bash

Friday, September 27, 2024, 6-10 PM
San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park
Attire: Garden party attire. Natitude appreciated.

Join us for the party of the century (and a half). 

All tickets include unlimited food and drinks and entertainment throughout the Museum. Want a reserved area to sit and relax with friends? Supersize your support and consider becoming a Big Birthday Booster.

A la carte tickets

  • Lone Wolf: $395

Big Birthday Booster levels

  • Covey of Quails (2 guests): $1,874
  • Rhumba of Rattlesnakes (6 guests): $5,000
  • Shiver of Sharks (10 guests): $10,000
  • Swarm of Bees (12 guests): $18,740

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsor the event

Not able to attend, but want to support the Museum for our next 150 years?

Join in the Silent Auction—coming soon

Make a donation