Partner with Us

Art Alive returns for its 38th year to provide critical financial support for public programs, education, community outreach, and exhibitions. Gathering national attention and gathering more than 12,000 visitors in just one weekend, Art Alive is the Museum’s most important annual fundraiser. For additional information, click the link above or contact the Development and Membership Department at 619.696.1931 or

Group Rates

Group rates to the Art Alive Floral Exhibition are available for groups of 10 or more. Reservation and payment must be received two weeks in advance of the event. Learn more here.


What are your hours?

General admission hours for Art Alive are:


Friday, April 12 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are available through our website and in person both in advance of the event and the day of. Tickets are available in advance over the phone. We do not sell out of general admission Art Alive tickets.

Why does the ticket say Sunday, when I purchased for Friday?

All general admission tickets say “Sunday” and are valid any one day of Art Alive (Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)

I am a member. Do I need a ticket?

Members do not need to purchase tickets for general admission into Art Alive. Just show your membership card at the door (with ID) for entry.


Members have access to discounted tickets for BLOOM BASH and the Flower Crown Workshop.

I am a member and I want to bring a friend to the Members' Preview. Can I?

Yes. Members must purchase tickets for guests they would like to bring to Members’ Preview. Tickets are $25 per person and are available here.

Can I use guest passes to bring people with me to Art Alive?

Guest passes are NOT valid for general admission into Art Alive or for special ticketed events.

Is there a member’s price for my guests?


Are Art Alive tickets refundable?


Can I re-enter?

You are welcome to re-enter the Museum on the same day of admission.

Are there tours?

There are not guided tours during Art Alive, but we have docents on-site who would be happy to help answer questions.

Can I bring someone underage to BLOOM BASH?

No. BLOOM BASH is a 21+ event. IDs will be checked upon entry.

I have a Balboa Park Explorer Pass or Go Card. Can I use that to get into Art Alive?


How many tickets for special Art Alive events (BLOOM BASH or the Flower Crown Workshop) can I purchase at the member price?

Individual level members can purchase 1 ticket at the member price. All other levels can purchase 2 tickets at the member price.

Any additional tickets must be purchased at full price. We encourage your guests to become members of the museum to get access to discounted rates. Click here to become a member today.