Museums for All (free or reduced admission throughout the year)
Before visiting a museum, please call or check their website to see if they are open or require advance registrations. Many museums are offering virtual resources—check your local museum’s website for more information.
Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 700 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. Search here to find a participating museum near you!
Over a dozen San Diego County Museums are free year-round for the whole family.
These museums offer free admission or have a donation-based admission policy that doesn’t charge a fixed admission fee but looks to your generosity to help make them accessible to all in our community.
Free Year Round
Coronado Historical Association
Institute of Contemporary Art Central (Balboa Park)
Institute of Contemporary Art North (Encinitas)
Junipero Serra Museum
La Jolla Historical Society
Lemon Grove Parsonage Museum
MCRD Command Museum
Mission San Luis Rey
Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Museum of Photographic Art (MOPA)
San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (online museum)
Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
Timken Museum of Fine Art
Visions Art Museum
Women’s Museum of California (online museum)