The San Diego Museum of Art: Highlights, Tickets and Tips

San Diego isn’t just about great beaches and endless outdoor opportunities. It’s also home to fine art treasures from around the world, ready for you to discover at The San Diego Museum of Art.

Extensive collections:  The museum’s permanent and rotating exhibits span every continent and significant art movement, providing you with an  all-encompassing glimpse of different art styles throughout the eras.


These include familiar names like Murillo, Zurbarán, Cotán, Ribera, and El Greco.

Emphasis on Spanish works:

If you’re looking for an affordable way to keep the whole family engaged indoors, The San Diego Museum of Art is a great choice — admission is free for kids ages 17 and under.

Know Before You Go

The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It’s closed on Wednesdays.

No food or drinks are allowed in the gallery spaces. However, the museum has the Panama 66 restaurant in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden.


The Museum Store sells  one-of-a-kind art-centric gifts and books about your favorite artists and art movements.


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