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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.

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 level (formerly Household) and above get free admission for up to 4 children. Admission is free for all children aged 6 and under.

Will Panama 66 be open the week of Art Alive?

Panama 66 will be closed from Tuesday, April 9 to Friday, April 12 in preparation for Art Alive. Please see below for their updated hours.

Panama 66 Hours

Monday, April 8               Panama 66 Open | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Grab-n-go Open

Tuesday, April 9               Panama 66 Closed | Grab-n-go Open

Wednesday, April 10      Panama 66 Closed | Grab-n-go Open (Wednesday’s Jazz Jam moved to Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park)

Thursday, April 11           Panama 66 Closed

Friday, April 12                Panama 66 Closed

Saturday, April 13           Panama 66 Open | Noon–10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 14              Panama 66 Open | 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Monday, April 15             Panama 66 Open | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.