Your Museum. Your Art. / Your Park. Your Pass.

The Balboa Park Explorer is an annual pass providing unlimited general admission to up to 16 cultural institutions for an entire year. Created to complement Museum membership, the Balboa Park Explorer is available online at three levels:

Student or Senior / $99 annually
Individual / $129 annually
Family / $229 annually (for up to 6 people, a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children)

The Balboa Park Explorer vs. Museum Membership

The Balboa Park Explorer provides general admission to 16 institutions. Memberships are separate and not included in the Balboa Park Explorer. What’s the difference between the Balboa Park Explorer, and membership to The San Diego Museum of Art?

Balboa Park Explorer

The Balboa Park Explorer offers general admission for one full year to all of these Balboa Park organizations:

  • Fleet Science Center
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) Museum of the Living Artist
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Us
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Veterans Museum & Memorial Center

Museum Membership

Starting at just $75 annually, Museum membership offers unlimited admission, along with an array of core benefits including:

  • Unlimited Museum admission for one adult
  • Two guest passes
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Subscription to the Membership Magazine
  • Discounted entry to Culture & Cocktails
  • Free general admission to Art Alive
  • Free entry to the Art of Reading Book Club
  • 10% discount at The Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Panama 66
  • Discounts on concerts, lectures, films, and more
  • Additional levels of membership offer additional benefits including admission for the entire family, additional guest passes, reciprocal memberships, opportunity to join Museum Support Councils, and invitations to exclusive events.

Joseph Earl Schrack, Lily Pond in the Park, 1952. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Joseph Earl Schrack. 1977.51.