Tickets go on sale January 6, 2020



What are your hours?

General admission hours for Art Alive 2020 are:

Friday, April 24 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets will be available starting January 6, 2020. Tickets are available through our website, on-site, and by phone in advance of the event and the day of. 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 Floral 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.

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 no guided tours during Art Alive, but docents are on-site to answer questions.

Is BLOOM BASH open to guests 21+ only?

Yes. 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.

What is the price for youth admission into the Art Alive Floral Exhibition?

Youth tickets to the Art Alive Floral Exhibition are $5 for ages 7-17. Members at the Supporter (formerly Household) level and above get free admission for up to 4 children. Admission is free for all children aged 6 and under.