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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

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)



  • 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.

 Opening late September!!!  
Stay tuned for more information about our new makerspace!

August 27

Special Needs Play Day: 8:30-10am

Banfield Future Vet: 11:30am

September 2

Toddler Time: Healthy Snacks and Toddler Development: 10am

September 9

Toddler Time: Make Friends!: 10am

September 16

Toddler Time: Learning in Español!: 10am

Late September 

Innovators LAB opening

October 14: CLOSED

A Night in California, Annual Benefit

October 15:CLOSED