San Diego Balboa Park Free Museum Admission List

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One place I love taking my son when we're looking for something to do for the day is Balboa Park here in San Diego. They have play areas, picnic areas, the world famous San Diego Zoo, a train, carousel, and best of all museums! I love taking him to the museums to observe new things, become mentally stimulated by arts, cultures, and history, and to simply have fun for the day. But since it's not always easy on the wallet to go to a museum I try and make it to the free admission days.

Every Tuesday of each month a different set of museums offer free admission and I'd thought I would share the list with you so you can try to go on the free days too! Also, if you're new to San Diego or have just never been to Balboa Park and aren't exactly sure how to navigate it, you can download a map of the entire park here.

First Tuesday
Centro Cultural de la Raza
R.H. Fleet Science Center (fee charged for Space Theater)
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum (Permanent Exhibit Only)

Second Tuesday
Museum of Photographic Arts
Museum of San Diego History
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

Third Tuesday
Japanese Friendship Garden
Mingei International Museum
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Museum of Art (Permanent Exhibit Only)
San Diego Museum of Man

Fourth Tuesday
SELECT House of Pacific Relations International Cottages
San Diego Aerospace Museum
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions Sport Museum

Fifth Tuesday
Museum Admissions are in Effect

Other Free Daily
Botanical Building (Closed Thursday)
Timken Museum of Art

Have fun and happy museum hopping,


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