Comic-Con Museum, Balboa Park’s newest addition, offers fans a chance to see a world-class collection by day and join an exciting community by night. Visitors can experience exhibitions, programs and events featuring comics and popular art drawn from across the Comic-Con universe. The world-class Comic–Con Museum in San Diego is a gateway to popular art, culture, and life-long learning!
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
The Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park has two exhibitions now open, one devoted to animation, the other to comic book cover art. Featuring interactive stations and original art, “The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels’’ will be the museum’s headlining exhibition of the new year and explores the history of animation over the years from hand-drawn cels and stop-motion, to computer-generated imagery (CGI) and digital animation. Also opening NOW OPEN is “Cover Story,” which explores Comic-Con’s 50-year history through its program covers and original artwork produced for the event. Read more…
The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels
Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels® was created by Stage Nine Design and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group
Now Open – You’ll love learning more about the magical world of animation through The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels. The many interactive stations in this exhibition provide opportunities for visitors to create and experiment. Explore animation and storytelling, from traditional hand-drawn cels to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI.
Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, then on the pop culture stage, and later through an array of branding and entertainment appearances throughout the 1980s and 1990s. With a worldwide brand recognition rate of over 90%, PAC-MAN continues to be one of the most recognized images and brands on the planet. Featuring a simple pick-up-and-play yet challenging-to-master gameplay design, PAC-MAN was deliberately designed to buck the trend of arcade games that were commonly focused on attracting male players. Instead, PAC-MAN was created to appeal to both male and female players and to be appropriate for players of all ages. These core design principles contributed to making PAC-MAN the family-friendly character he is today and delivering on his goal of bringing more fun to everyone no matter their gender or age. Read more…
The Art of the Comic-Con Masquerade
Come and enjoy and celebrate not just the importance of costuming to the popular arts, but also the ingenuity, skills, and hard work of our costumers.
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2131 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
Open Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA