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Half-Off Admission at Over 40 San Diego Museums in February

An opportunity to save while exploring our fine city

San Diego Museum Month gives patrons a chance to discover what’s new at more than 40 San Diego museums with savings only seen once a year. Starting February 1, participants can pick up a free San Diego Museum Month Pass at even more locations this year. The pass entitles you to enjoy half-off admission to all of the participating museums throughout the entire month of February. You don’t have to be a resident as anyone can enjoy this pass.

Use it as a reason to visit the best San Diego museums or one that is new to you. In April 2015, San Diego was recognized by the National Geographic Channel documentary, “World’s Smart Cities: San Diego,” where the region gained applause for its lifestyle rich in art, cultural diversity and natural beauty.

San Diego Museum Month was created in 1989 to promote awareness of the region’s museums, historical sites, educational institutions, and cultural offerings. This month-long promotion has grown to become a cultural tradition unrivaled in the United States. With leap year, we also have one more day in 2020 to enjoy the savings.

Participating Museums

  • Adobe Chapel
  • Barona Cultural Center & Museum
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
  • California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum
  • California Surf Museum
  • Coronado Museum of History & Art
  • Fleet Science Center (Galleries only)
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
  • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Junipero Serra Museum
  • La Jolla Historical Society
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Lux Art Institute
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Marston House Museum & Gardens
  • Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
  • Mission San Luis Rey Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Downtown only)
  • Museum of Making Music
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • New Americans Museum
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat)
  • The New Children’s Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Visions Art Museum
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House
  • Whaley House Museum

How to Pick Up a San Diego Museum Month Pass

Individuals can pick up a free San Diego Museum Month Pass at participating Macy’s locations in the San Diego area, including Imperial Valley, throughout February. You can also pick it up at 75 participating local libraries and ask for a free pass when staying as an overnight guest at Hilton hotels in San Diego, including Hotel del Coronado.

The full list of locations is here.

Guests with a pass may bring up to four people to participating museums to receive half-off admission for the entire party. There are a few restrictions such as some museums may only allow you to use the pass a certain amount of times in the month. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions at participating museums.

Which San Diego museums will you visit during San Diego Museum Month?

*Photo credits: San Diego Air and Space Museum/Peter Carney for Balboa Park

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