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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. To find San Diego hotels nearby, visit HotelsCombined.

Museum Hours


Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat: 10:00am - 4pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 12pm–4pm
(Members 10:00am-12:00pm)

Admission Pricing

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



  • 10/14 and 10/15 (Special Event)
  • 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

Visit a nearby family-friendly restaurant from our preferred list. 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. Subject to change at any 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.

 Now Open!

This collaborative makerspace challenges children to think, play and create while exploring the worlds of art and science. Projects and design challenges are developed in collaboration with the Museum’s Creative Team working with external artists, engineers, architects and other professionals.

October 1-2

Innovators LAB STEAM design challenge presented by ScholarShare 

October 3, 10, 17, 24

Little Learners Club presents Little Yogis. 

October 7

Scholar Share's Toddler Time: Story Time! 10am

October 14: CLOSED

A Night in California, Annual Benefit

October 21

Scholar Share's Toddler Time: Make Friends! 10am

October 25

Ecucators' Night Out. Register today!

October 28

Scholar Share's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday! 10am

October 30

Members Only Hullabaloo Halloween Concert 10:15am and 11:15am