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Ever changing. Always amazing.  Where culture, science, and nature collide, Balboa Park is home to more than 16 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, there is something for everyone.

Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and and their dependents.  Please be prepared to present a photographic ID with your address.

First Tuesday

Second Tuesday

Third Tuesday

Fourth Tuesday

Fifth Tuesdays

  • Regular admission prices are in effect

The San Diego Art Institute is free on every fourth Tuesday and Saturday of each month.

The City’s Botanical Building is open every day except Thursday. Admission is always free.  The Timken Museum of Art is always free.

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    • Start Date
      Dec, Wednesday 02, 2020
    • End Date
      Dec, Tuesday 02, 2025
    • Price
      FREE
    • Address
      1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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