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Enjoy the Balboa Park Museums

Balboa Park is an outdoor sanctuary nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego. Recognized as one of the largest urban parks in the United States, Balboa Park is the ideal way to learn about San Diego’s culture and history. When visiting, you must stop at the Balboa Park museums, each offering a unique look into the past. Use the following list to help you plan which museums you would like to visit during your trip.

  • Centro Cultural de la Raza
  • Marston House
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Reuben H Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Art Institute (SDAI)
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Hall of Champions
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
  • WorldBeat Center

Balboa Park Museums Free Tuesdays

Unfortunately for out of town visitors, Balboa Park Museums Free Tuesdays are reserved for San Diego city and county residents. The best value for visitors who are interested in touring all of the museums in Balboa Park is to purchase the Passport to Balboa Park. With the Passport, visitors are able to experience all 14 museums in the park for a flat rate. The Passport includes a coupon booklet that is valid for seven consecutive days, allowing visitors to tour each museum once.

For visitors who would like to view a handful of museums but are only able to devote one day of their vacation to exploring Balboa Park, there is a pass available for $39 which provides access to five of the 14 museums. If you are looking for free activities, there are many gardens, ponds and paths winding throughout the 1,200 acre space to explore. Additionally, the Timken Museum of Arts is also always free and the Museum of Photographic Arts, Model Railroad, SDAI and Veterans Museum generally offer free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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