Pick up your pass TODAY at more than 80 San Diego public libraries and start exploring the fun during San Diego Museum Month with 50% off admission to more than 60 San Diego County museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more from starting February 1.
Passes Available Now at Public Libraries!
Balboa Park 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 one or more of the seventeen Cultural Institutions located throughout the Park.
The museum’s interactive exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and allow kids to learn scientific concepts through hands-on learning.
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.
An immersive experience of Japanese gardens and culture. he garden includes meticulous stone designs, calming koi ponds, delightful water features, traditional architectural structures and breathtaking vistas.
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.
Find folk art, craft, and design from around the world.
Offering new perspectives on photography, film, and video.
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.
Explore the fun of science, space, and aviation history.
Exploring the history and evolution of the automobile.
Shining a light on the rich culture and heritage of San Diego.
Explore the natural wonders, both past and present of Southern California
Climb aboard and appreciate the wonders of beautifully engineered imagination.
Cultivate your curiosity through great works of art.
Discover fine art in the “jewel box” of Balboa Park.
Creates, preserves & promotes Chicano, Mexicano, Latino & Indigenous art & culture.
Healing the world through music, art, dance, and culture.
Capturing the magic of Comic-Con all year round. Reopens Feb. 04. Discounted Museum Month 1/2 off admission only available on Tuesdays at the Comic-Con Museum. Discount is limited to 4 tickets.
Downtown San Diego Museums
Some of San Diego’s best museums are located in the downtown area! Take a look at this list of downtown (or near downtown) museums, and save all February long!
Improving knowledge of the brain and mental health awareness through science, education, and the arts. Book your your tour here and Explore our art-infused laboratory and meet the brains that make neuroscience discovery possible. (Free with coupon ‘FEBRUARY’ at checkout)
Explore the Navy’s longest serving carrier of the 20th century.
Local history buffs will enjoy a trip back in time at this San Diego landmark house.
Explore one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships. Admission does not include boat tours or sailing adventures. Not valid for groups larger than 4 people.
Inspiring children through art and creativity
Celebrating Chinese-American culture & art in San Diego.
Coastal North County Museums
North County San Diego is brimming with culture and is home to some fascinating and fun museums participating in Museum Month 2023.
Explore the history and fun of surfing in this Oceanside Museum.
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.
37 acres, 29 gardens, and 5300+ plant species representing 15 regions of the world.
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.
North County (Inland) Museums
North Inland San Diego delivers a cultural experience featuring a variety of great destinations offering half price admission during the month of February.
Relevant, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging exhibitions that highlight contemporary artwork.
Learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 12,000 years.
Museum & working studio with modern works in various media by internationally recognized artists.
Enjoy a road trip to San Diego’s backcountry to see this hidden gem.
Children learn through exploration, imagination & experimentation through hands-on science, art & world culture activities.
East County Museums
San Diego Museum Month is in February (1/2 price admission to 60 participating museums!) and there’s no better time to explore some museum jewels in the San Diego’s East County communities. They’re certainly a great way to discover East County
San Diego’s only museum on an Indian reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of local Native-American culture. Exhibits include handmade pottery, reed baskets, paintings, arrowheads and other artifacts dating as far back as 10,000 years!
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 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.
The Museum transports visitors back in time to when lemon orchards and packing houses were the lifeblood of the city.
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.
Nearly six acres of displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits.
Arts District Liberty Station & Point Loma Museums
This burgeoning hub for culture and history filled with museums galleries, artist studios, restaurants and shopping is a fun place to explore Museum Month.
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.
Community of quilt and textile artists, collectors and the public through exhibitions, education, and engaging programs that increase the appreciation of quilts, textiles and fiber as fine art.
La Jolla Museums
La Jolla, which is a critical player in San Diego’s art scene has been described as a “hub of arts and culture.”
Advanced reservations for general admission are for a specific date/time and required for all guests. To receive the Museum Month discount, use code MuseumMonth23 online at checkout. Must present a Museum Month pass upon entry with your reservation. Offer valid for tickets dated February 1-28, 2023. Discount is limited to 4 tickets. Birch Aquarium’s hands-on exhibits explore the latest in oceanographic discovery, while introducing guests to a variety of amazing creatures.
Discover The Newly Renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.
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.
South Bay Museums
San Diego’s South Bay region is a great place for outdoor adventures, art and culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego presents the opportunity to experience the history of early San Diego by providing a connection to the past.
The Junípero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, is one of the most familiar landmarks in San Diego. You can learn about the history of the Missions in California and see artifacts, like Spanish furniture dating back to the Renaissance.
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.
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.
University Heights and College Area Museums
You can explore the FUN of Museum Month in the wonderful diverse neighborhoods of San Diego.
Museums without Walls
“Museum Without Walls” features online virtual exhibits that are easily accessible to all people. Additionally, the museums reach out into the community with important physical exhibitions and events throughout the year.
among the visual, performing, and culinary arts.
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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.