Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego: Highlights, Tickets & Tips

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The museum features stunning and thought-provoking photography exhibits, modern film screenings, and even workshops that allow all ages to enjoy a visual learning experience.

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Schwartz Permanent Collection Gallery:  Browse a selection of pieces from the museum’s permanent collections featuring work from the 19th and 20th centuries.


You may see something new every time you visit, ranging from local artists to world-renowned professionals.

Rotating Exhibits:

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The Museum of Photographic Arts does not have a general admission fee but a voluntary contribution policy that makes the museum accessible to everyone.

Things To Know About the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego

Panama 66, a casual,  counter-order restaurant serving American cuisine with beer, is a few minutes walk from the museum and our favorite place to eat near MOPA.


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The gift shop hours are slightly different than those of the museum, usually opening 30 minutes after the museum. Generally, the gift shop is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Balboa Park has convenient free parking lots near MOPA available to visitors.


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