More than 70 museums and cultural institutions are participating in the 35th annual Museum Month offering half-off admission to visitors now through February 29.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Pick up your free Museum Month pass at 85 public libraries throughout San Diego County, or download it here.
2. Find inspiration for your 29 days of cultural adventures by searching our full list of participating museums.
3. Present your discount pass throughout February for up to four half-price admissions at participating museums and cultural attractions (some restrictions apply). Visit as many as you’d like!
Certain restrictions apply. The San Diego Museum of Art and the San Diego Natural History Museum only accept Printed Passes from libraries. Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Limit one pass per person. Not valid for groups larger than 4 people. Half-price is based on full general admission prices. May not be valid for specially ticketed exhibits, events, or films. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion. Some restrictions apply. Please call museums before visiting to inquire. See restrictions for individual museums below.
Pick Up Your Museum Month Pass at More than 85 Locations
New this Year
New Museum Month locations for 2024 include LEGOLAND® California Resort and its SEA LIFE® Aquarium, the California Wolf Center, the Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum and WNDR Museum San Diego. Also new this year, Museum Month will be recognized as an official event of the World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024. The design capital is a designation won together by the two cities for achievements in design that brings with it a yearlong showcase of civic and cultural events.
San Diego Museums
Balboa Park is known as the cultural heart of San Diego for a reason. Explore the FUN of art, history and science and save 50% off admission at more than 60 museums, historic sites, gardens, zoos, and aquariums this February.
Learn about San Diego’s original People– Kumeyaay People–through our multi-sensory Creation Story theater; our timeline of history, from our perspective, since time immemorial to present; our ethnobotanical garden; and much more! Museum Month Passholders receive 20% off purchases in the Museum Store (some exclusions apply) during the month of February!
Dive into the wonders of our ocean planet at Birch Aquarium at Scripps located in La Jolla, California.. Please note advanced reservations are required for all guests. To receive the Museum Month discount, starting Febrauary 1,use code MuseumMonth24 in your cart to save 50% off up to 4 tickets. A Museum Month pass must be presented upon entry with your reservation. Offer valid for tickets dated February 1-29, 2024. Discount is limited to 4 tickets. Click here to download your digital Museum Month pass and get discount code and link for 1/2 price admission at Birch Aquarium this February.
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
Dedicated to documenting the art, history and culture of the Sweetwater Valley with over 2,000 objects connected to the region and a rotating selection of fine art sculpture, painting, photography, architecture, design and media arts.
Dr. Jacopo Annese, neuroscientist and Director of The Brain Observatory will guide you through his new downtown anatomical laboratory and neuroscience showroom. Book your Museum Month tour here. The tour is an unprecedented exposure to the world of science and the occasion to experience brain research in the making. The tour also offers children activities at the intersection of art and science. Click here to download your pass and puchase tickets online with the digital pass.
Explore a collective curation of surf history featuring a permanent and rotating collection of exhibits that chronicle the history and FUN of surfboards and wave-riding for the past 30 years.
Journey to Julian to experience San Diego County’s only wolf reserve and learn fun facts, meet the wolves, and get an inside look at wolf conservation. Tours are by appointment only. Passes are redeemable for the 12:40 & 2:40 p.m. public tours on Fridays & Mondays and for the 9:40 a.m. public tours on Saturdays & Sundays in February. Please note that we have limited capacity (30 people) for each tour, and visitors must book in advance with discount code. Click here to download your digital Museum Month pass and get the link and code for 1/2 price Wolf Center Tour tickets.
Creates, preserves & promotes Chicano, Mexicano, Latino & Indigenous art & culture. Exhibits encourage and facilitate artistic growth and cultural interchange in the San Diego/Tijuana region.
The Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center is open for everyone to enjoy. Through our exhibitions, we educate individuals about Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Indigenous culture and history.
Deer Park, boasts of having the largest convertible car collection in the world. Come for the vintage autos & stay for the wine. Or vice versa. Both are worth a visit to Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum in Escondido. Save 50% off admission to museum during the month of February.
The museum’s interactive exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and allow kids to learn scientific concepts through hands-on learning. You can touch a tornado, design images with a sand pendulum, examine the vibration of guitar strings and get your hands on a variety of intriguing scientific phenomena through dozens of delightful interactive exhibits for all ages. Color in a New Light, Wild Creativity and Deep Sky are the newest experiences. And familiar favorites are Kid City and Studio X are still available. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Local history buffs will enjoy a trip back in time at this San Diego landmark house. Explore San Diego’s early history through exhibitions, tours of the house, and guided tours of the Gaslamp neighborhood.
Located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, the Museum is a cultural and educational center featuring the prehistoric and historic art and culture of the Americas and natural history of the world.
The Park’s home for progressive and experimental art. Spotlights work by artists living between Los Angeles and Tijuana through exhibitions, programming, and educational initiatives.
ICA North in Encinitas includes a working studio with modern works in various media by internationally recognized artists and classes for children and adults.
An immersive experience of Japanese gardens and culture. The garden includes meticulous stone designs, calming koi ponds, delightful water features, traditional architectural structures, and breathtaking vistas. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Built in 1928, the Junípero Serra Museum is a regional landmark and sits on one of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast. Explore San Diego’s earliest history and take in stunning views of the coastline from the museum’s iconic tower.
La Jolla Historical Society
The Society preserves and shares La Jolla’s distinctive sense of place and serves as a community resource and gathering place where residents and visitors explore history, art, ideas, and culture.
The La Mesa Depot Museum is La Mesa, California’s oldest building in its original form and is the sole surviving San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway Station in existence. Visitors can inspect the steam locomotive and string of freight cars on the nearby track and pass through the ticket/waiting area and view the telegrapher’s station and a small exhibit area in the baggage room. For La Mesa Depot Hours, please visit our Museum Hours page. This building and its past are a fascinating look at a bit of small-town railroading from yesteryear and its importance to the community it served.
AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort in Carlsbad is also home to SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park. The resort is filled with more than 60 kid-powered, kid-tastic rides, shows and attractions all built for fun and geared for families with children between the ages of 2 – 12. Advance reservations are required. During Museum Month visitors can get 50% off full-gate-price ticket valid for either a LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Aquarium Hopper Ticket or Resort Hopper Ticket that includes LEGOLAND + Water Park + SEA LIFE. The Water Park opens late-March through late-October. Tickets good through December 31, 2024. Book your tickets online. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Click here for 1/2 price admission to Legoland® this February.
The Museum transports visitors back in time to when lemon orchards and packing houses were the lifeblood of the city. The late Victorian building features two floors of colorful exhibits related to Lemon Grove’s heritage, including the General Store, Fruit Packing, Parson’s Study, the Great Horse Show at St. John of the Cross, Children’s Room, Parents’ Room, Sewing Room. Vintage photos, artifacts, documents, and more.
This zoo/aquarium focuses on animals native to Southern California, including endangered sea turtles, sharks, rays, reptiles, and an impressive range of birds, including owls, hawks, falcons, shorebirds and even an American Bald Eagle. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts.
Explore one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships. Valid on self-guided general admission tickets only. Limit 2. Docent-led tours, on-the-water experiences including narrated Bay tours or sailing adventures not included.
Celebrating quintessential California architecture. Explore one of California’s finest examples of Arts & Crafts architecture, designed by renowned local architects William Hebbard and Irving Gill at the dawn of the 20th century. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
The Museum’s focus is the history of the Marine Corps in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the history of the Marines in Southern California. The public may visit the MCRD Museum subject to base access procedures. Find out more here.
Mingei International Museum celebrates human creativity through folk art, craft, and design. Its collection of over 25,000 objects from 141 countries is full of surprising, beautiful, and memorable objects from around the world and across time. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
The Museum’s collections, which focus on precision metal and wood working at the small end of the size scale, include over 450 working steam, Stirling, and various types of internal and external combustion engines.
Mission San Luis Rey is among the largest of California’s 21 Spanish missions, and it shows the significance of Spanish influence in the state’s history. Browse the museum at your own pace and see informative displays of Native American, Mexican, and Spanish artifacts. The mission is known for its sunken gardens, and archaeological and architectural features such as a wooden dome and cupola.
Located in historic Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA) offers an annual calendar of relevant, thought-provoking and engaging exhibitions, film festivals, and learning opportunities for all ages. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Located in the heart La Jolla, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950
Discover and play musical instruments at a unique museum that tells the story of how instruments were made, used, and sold. At the museum you will travel through time, from 1900 to today, exploring the connections among people, instruments, and the music we make…and make some music of your own! Take advantage of this Museum Month discount early in the month. The Museum of Makimg Music closes on February 12 for installation of new exhibit and facility updates.
Exploring the human experience through unique, interactive exhibitions. Museum Month admission does not include California Tower tours or the Membership On Us enrollment (which comes with a typical full price one day admission ticket). Discount is limited to 4. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Nautical History Gallery & Museum
This gallery is a panoramic history of the U.S. Navy, its ships and how they have evolved over time from the Revolutionary War period, through the Civil War, into the Spanish-American War, then World War I and World War II, including the beginning of naval aviation.
The preservation and presentation of the immigrant experience in the United States is a central commitment of the New Americans Museum’s mission. Here are featured the stories of various immigrant groups in San Diego, their cultures, and what they retain and contribute to the American mosaic. Act fast to see the last days of the “BEYOND THE ELEMENTS” exhibit, closing February 4.
The Museum inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art. Including a cafe, abundant seating, quiet space for parents and infants and an outdoor park. Museum Month half off discount valid weekdays (reminder we are closed Tuesdays) in February, excluding Feb. 16th and Feb. 19th.
Experience the history of early San Diego by providing a connection to the past. You can see the very first houses that formed the settlement of San Diego and learn about life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Plus it’s home to numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities.
This museum is a must-see destination for railroad enthusiasts and for families seeking a memorable day trip. Museum Month 50% off train rides and museum admission in February for walk-up ticket purchases at the Campo Depot only. Cannot be applied to online ticket sales. Cab rides are also excluded from the offer.
RUTH: Remember Us the Holocaust at the Rancho San Diego Library is an always FREE exhibit. The exhibit features San Diego Holocaust survivors who are continuing to share their stories along with those who have made significant contributions to our history.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park is California’s official air and space museum and education center. Aviation and military buffs can spend hours at the museum exploring its dozens of full-size jets, historic aircraft and spacecraft, including a real Apollo 9 command module. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 12,000 years. he Center Museum has changing exhibits and hands-on activities that explore 10,000 years of history of the San Diego region through the archaeological record.
San Diego’s premier transportation museum. Cruise into the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park for an experience that will take you on an amazing journey of design, styling, and horsepower! Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
37 acres, 29 gardens, and 5300+ plant species representing 15 regions of the world. Each garden has a unique theme and design, and each is united by the beauty of its plants. Use promo code MUSEUMMONTH for up to four (4) half-price admissions. Online reservations are required for Museum Month participants. Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons or discounts. Click here to download your digital Museum Month pass with link and code for 1/2 price admission to the San Diego Botanic Garden.
Children learn through exploration, imagination & experimentation through hands-on science, art & world culture activities. Come and visit this exciting North County children’s museum and experience a world of wonders with hands-on activities for the entire family.
Celebrating Chinese-American culture & art in San Diego. Open on the weekends, the museum gallery displays models of early Chinese American settlements, artifacts excavated from old Chinatown and equipment salvaged from local businesses of yesteryear.
Shining a light on the rich culture and heritage of San Diego. The San Diego History Center is located in the heart of Balboa Park. Here you will find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that chronicle San Diego’s diverse history. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
While visiting San Diego International Airport, as you make your way to your gate, consider which concession to enjoy, or collect your luggage, take time to notice the arts around you. Arrive early, visit often, and be inspired. The Arts Program provides enhanced customer service by exhibiting artwork and presenting programs that engage travelers in innovative, memorable and considerate experiences.
Climb aboard and appreciate the wonders of beautifully engineered imagination. With over 27,000 square feet of tracks, trestles, and trains, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a world of wonder for kids and kids-at-heart. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Cultivate your curiosity through great works of art. The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest, and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. The San Diego Museum of Art Museum Month half-off museum admission is with an official Printed Pass from a library only. No Museum Month Digital Passes will be accepted at the door. Offer valid February 1-29, 2024. Discount is limited to 4 tickets. Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion.
Explore the natural wonders, both past and present of Southern California. Only printed Museum Month passes (no digital passes) will be accepted at the door. This coupon is for half-price admission for up to four (4) people. The coupon cannot be used for specially ticketed events, Nat at Night, special exhibitions/exhibits, field trips or group visits. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. You can also purchase Museum Month half-price admission tickets in advance online. (link and code coming soon). Museum Month discount cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, or discounts. Balboa Park Explorer Passes and Go San Diego passes not valid for this promotion. Click here to download your digital Museum Month pass and get discount code and link for 1/2 price admission to the San Diego Natural History Museum in February.
Nature lovers will want to make a visit to this special spot, located at the southern corner of the County in Imperial Beach. Stop by the Visitor Center, where you’ll find a variety of hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.
Discover fine art in the “jewel box” of Balboa Park. The Timken Museum of Art is home to the Putnam Foundation’s globally-important collection of European old masters, 19th century American art and Russian icons. The museum is open daily Wednesday through Sunday.
Explore the Navy’s longest serving carrier of the 20th century. he USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft.
Visions Museum of Textile Art features 20 exhibitions per year including the Online Exhibits, Member Challenges, and the Quilt Visions and Interpretations biennials. The museum also presents lectures and workshops by noted quilt and textile artists.
Enjoy a road trip to San Diego’s backcountry to see this hidden gem. With its multilayered history, the adobe ranch house tells the story of the emigrant trail, the overland stage, and the prominent ranching history of the area.
The Water Conservation Garden
The Water Conservation Garden is temporarily closed…watch for updates.
Step back in time and enjoy a self-guided tour through the iconic Whaley House. Learn all about the integral role the famed house played in Old Town San Diego’s rich history. Museum Month passes are only good for the Daytime Self-Guided Tour, operating every day 10am-4pm and cannot be used for the Evening Guided Tours or the Paranormal Tour. Passes must be presented only at the museum door or at the Whaley House Museum Shop; they are not redeemable at any Old Town Trolley ticket booth or used for online sales.
Located in the heart of downtown’s Gaslamp neighborhood, WNDR is a multisensory interactive art and technology experience that is designed to ignite curiosity within each of us. Museum Month visitors can get 50% off full-price ticket on Wednesday and Thursdays this month (excepting Valentine’s Day). You can show printed or digital pass at the door or purchase in advance with code: SDMuseumMonth. Download the pass here to get the link.
Healing the world through music, art, dance, and culture. Housed in a colorfully painted former water tower, WorldBeat Center opened in Balboa Park in 1996. Classes in international dance and drumming are offered year round, along with concerts and lectures.
This year, San Diego Museum Month is also an officially endorsed project of World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024, a year-long international showcase.
For the first time in the 35 year history of Museum Month. Cultural Institutions in Tijuana will participate and offer 1/2 Price admission as Part of Museum Month 2024 this February.
Less than two miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Tijuana’s art scene is thriving with museums, gallery spaces, performing arts stages, botanical gardens, an aquarium and more.
The Tijuana Cultural Center has become a symbol of Tijuana and possesses an exceptional infrastructure within the country –which houses the Museo de las Californias, a multipurpose room and children’s area called CECUTi, a botanical garden, the Moon Forum, aquarium, The Cube, the Documentation Center for the Arts, the Carlos Monsivais Room, and more. Cecut’s Museum Month half-off museum admission is valid February 1-29, 2024. Discount is limited to 4 tickets. Museum Month discount does not apply to IMAX Domo.
The Tijuana Aquarium is the only one of its kind in the state of Baja California, it has a surface area of 300 square meters and is located inside the facilities of the Tijuana Cultural Center. It houses 500 specimens belonging to 12 species native to the region, 41 species from different parts of the world and 13 more Australian corals, in addition to a species of jellyfish and another species of freshwater turtle.
In 2023, Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) paid tribute to the 15th anniversary of El Cubo, an emblematic space in the state that has been the venue of hundreds of national and international artists and exhibitions. The 1,500 square meters of exhibition area, currently featuring Czech artist David Cernys: ‘Rebelión’, allows the city and its visitors to appreciate more frequently masterpieces of universal art, as well as various cultural manifestations.
Inaugurated on February 24, 2000, the Museo de las Californias has a permanent exhibition of objects representative of regional history, ranging from prehistory to the second half of the 20th century. When visiting, you’ll discover a fascinating collection of historical artifacts, including maps, tools and journals going back to the 16th-century expeditions of the legendary conquistador Hernán Cortés. Its main focus, though, is on fossils from the local Sierra de la Laguna range.
The Museo de Historia de Tijuana / Tijuana History Museum is located in the Palacio de la Cultura de Tijuana and was inaugurated in November 2010, it is the space dedicated to the conservation and dissemination of the heritage and history of Tijuana. It offers a permanent exhibition hall as a tribute to the city, its history, and its inhabitants, showing its natural and urban landscape, economic and social life, artistic and sporting expressions.
The Municipal Institute of Art and Culture is responsible for the 4 Houses of Culture, the Network of Municipal Libraries, as well as the Historical Archive of Tijuana (AHT), the Museum of Tijuana History (MuHTi) and several Galleries
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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
San Diego Museum Month is also an officially endorsed project of World Design Capital San Diego/Tijuana 2024, a year-long international showcase. San Diego/Tijuana is the first cross-border region to win the honor and the first time a U.S. city has been selected.