Several Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and their dependents.
Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge admission to special exhibitions, attractions, films, showings, and events.
Due to large crowds and visitor safety, access for organized groups and strollers may be restricted. Tour groups/organized groups should refer to individual organization websites for scheduling information and supervisor/chaperone ratios required.
Please be prepared to present a photographic ID with your address.
Fleet Science Center
San Diego Natural History Museum (Not valid for films)
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum (Not valid for special exhibitions)
The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
San Diego Museum of Art (Not valid for special exhibitions)
Japanese Friendship Garden (Excluding March, which will occur on the 4th Tuesday)
Mingei International Museum
San Diego Automotive Museum – Except in December
Japanese Friendship Garden (March only)
Regular admission prices are in effect
The City’s Botanical Building is currently closed due to renovations.
Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge for admission to special exhibitions, showings, and events. Please call individual museums for information.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at most museums, but some museums have different minimum ages that require an adult. Please verify the minimum age for the museums you wish to visit..
Dates and operating hours are subject to change WITHOUT NOTICE. Please check with individual venues if you have any questions.