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Plan Your Visit


WE ARE CLOSED 7/17 - 7/29.


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
Beginning 7/29

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 (Free during summer)



  • 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

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.


August 6 | 5:30-8:30pm

The Museum is closed temporarily but we are still selling tickets for our popular after-hours event filled with messy, art-making fun and activities for the entire family! 


July 29 - Reopens!

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday: 10am

August 5

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Story Time: 10am

August 6

Mess Fest: 5:30-8:30pm
Ticketed event 

August 12

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Make Friends: 10am

August 13

Eat Better Art Cooking Class: 10am and 1pm

August 27

Special Needs Play Day: 8:30-10am