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Plan Your Visit


We are conveniently located in downtown San Diego, easily accessible by car, bus or trolley.  Many of our visitors take advantage of public transportation - and children 5 and under ride free (see MTS for details). If you drive, we offer parking on a first-come, first served basis in our garage for $10 ($5 for members).  Visit our FAQ page for additional information.

Museum Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am–4pm
     (Friday doors open 9:30am)  
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: 12pm–4pm

Admission Pricing

Members: FREE
Adults/Children 1+ $12 each
Children (under 1): FREE 
Seniors 65+: $8
Military w/ID: $6

Closures and Advisories

Upcoming 2016 Closures

  • 7/4 (Independence Day)
  • 7/17 -7/28 (Special event closure)
  • 11/24 (Thanksgiving)
  • 12/24 and 12/25 (Christmas Eve/Day)


  • Limited parking behind Museum
  • $10 per car/$5 for members
  • Garage opens 9:30am (9:00 on Fridays)

Special Days & Programs

Preferred Family-Friendly Restaurants

We have lots of friends in the neighorhood! Visit a nearby family-friendly restaurant from our preferred list. Simply present your membership card and/or admissions receipt to receive a special discount. Check back often, as we are adding new restaurants all the time.  


We are committed to serving visitors with special needs. Our building is equipped with three elevators as well as wheelchair friendly flooring throughout. Museum Guides are trained to help visitors with special needs. Please ask our friendly Welcome Desk staff if you have any questions.

The Wonder Sound - Opens Saturday!

The Wonder Soundour largest and most immersive installation yet opens on Mass Creativity Day - Saturday June 25.

Summer Camps

6/13 - 8/26

June 24

Members Only Preview
The Wonder Sound 10am-4pm

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday:

June 25: FREE day

Mass Creativity Day: 10am-3pm

The Wonder Sound public opening

July 1

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Teddy Bear Story Time: 10am