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Part of the Water: H2O = Life exhibition.


San Diego Natural History Museum

Celebrating its 133rd year, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the second oldest scientific institution in California; third west of the Mississippi. A binational museum, its mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education, and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.

"We often overlook the significance of our most precious natural resource until we are faced with a water shortage. In San Diego, Water: H2O = Life includes an additional 1000 square ft that explores the vulnerability of our water supply in southern California. By examining the infrastructure of our water system, we can take a look at effects of a changing climate on our region's water supply and learn how southern Californians can help protect our water for future generations."

Dr. Michael Hager
President and CEO
San Diego Natural History Museum