Free general admission and enhanced Museum experiences

Thanks to an Access for All grant funded by the Art Bridges Foundation, a national arts nonprofit founded by philanthropist Alice Walton, The San Diego Museum of Art is offering free general admission to all visitors on the second Thursday of each month, starting January 2024, and extending free daily admission to active and veteran military service members with military ID, plus one guest, and all students with student ID.

Access for All also includes tailored programming for the local community. Access for All programming at SDMA includes

  • Community Art Workshops open to all members of the community, no reservation required
  • Storytelling for all ages and Books and Art activities in the SDMA library
  • Guided tours (available in English and Spanish) sharing collection highlights on view throughout the Museum
  • Accessibility tours for groups with special needs
  • In-gallery digital interactives to enhance guests’ experiences with the art on view

Check the Museum calendar for Access for All days and programming details.

The goal of Access for All is to make the transformative power of art more accessible for all. Access for All is a $40 million nationwide initiative from Art Bridges Foundation aimed at closing access and opportunity gaps that prevent all communities from experiencing art. This $40 million in funding to 64 art museums and cultural institutions nationwide aims to increase access to art across the country and foster engagement with local communities by covering the costs of free admission days and expanded free hours, as well as programming, outreach, and community partnerships that will eliminate many common barriers to access.

Learn more about Access for All at The San Diego Museum of Art.

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.

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