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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 (see hours and parking updates below). Visit our FAQ page for additional information.


Museum Hours

Monday: 10am–4pm
Tuesday: CLOSED*
Wednesday: 10am–4pm
Thursday: 10am–4pm  
Friday: 9:30am–4pm  
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: 12pm–4pm

Parking garage opens at 9:30am (9:00 on Fridays)

See "Museum Closures"

Members Only Family Time
Sundays: 10am–12pm

Weekly Toddler Time 
ScholarShare's Toddler Time
Fridays: 10am (Doors open 9:30am)

Admission Pricing

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


Upcoming Museum Closures

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

Special Days & Programs

Target Dollar Second Sundays
Admission on the second Sunday of each month is just $1.00 per person, thanks to the generosity of Target!  General hours on Sundays are 12–4.

Military Discounts

  • Half price all year long
  • FREE Memorial Day to Labor Day through Blue Star Museum program.

Military access program is sponsored in part by Lockheed Martin, SDG&E, the Issa Family Foundation and United Technologies.


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 - Opening June 25

Pardon our dust!  
Construction is well under way for The Wonder Soundour largest and most immersive installation yet.  Opens on Mass Creativity Day, June 25.