Museum Hours:

Monday / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday / Closed
Thursday / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday / 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.*
Saturday / 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday / noon to 5:00 p.m.

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Exceptions and Extended Hours:
Panama 66 in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden is open late 6 nights weekly.

Art After Hours| Extended hours and $5 admission on Fridays from 5:00–8:00 p.m. Please check calendar for exceptions due to special events.

On Thursday, November 9, the Museum will be opening at 11:00 a.m. due to a staff event.

Museum Closures:
• Closed – Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23, 2017
• Closed – Friday, December 1, during the day. Open free from 5:00–9:00 p.m. for December Nights
• Closed – Saturday, December 2, during the day. Open free from 5:00–9:00 p.m. for December Nights
• Closed – Christmas Day – Monday, December 25, 2017
• Closed – New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018
• Closed – Thursday, April 26, 2018 for Art Alive Install
• Closed – Monday, April 30, 2018 for Art Alive Deinstall



Tickets include same-day admission to The San Diego Museum of Art and are available for purchase online or in person at the time of your visit. Admission to the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden is free.

General Admission Prices:

•  Members / Free
•  Youth 17 & under* / Free-Sponsored by  
•  College Students, full time with ID** / $8
•  Seniors, 65 and older with ID / $10
•  Military, active, retired with ID / $10
•  Adults / $15

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*Children younger than 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (age 18 years or older) at all times.
**College students with ID receive free admission from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays during Art After Hours.

Groups & Event Ticketing

Explore a world of art, beauty, history and more at The San Diego Museum of Art

We welcome social, professional, family, religious, and all other groups to view the wonders of The San Diego Museum of Art. Self-Guided groups (minimum of 10 paying people) require a reservation and payment 14-days in advance. For groups requesting a Docent guided tour a reservation 21-days in advance of your visit. For all groups we request one adult chaperone for every ten children under the age of 15.

Groups of 10 or more receive discounted admission prices. Please call the Group Sales office at (619) 696-1935, or contact us at

Benefits of group tours include:

  • Discounted and priority ticketing for special exhibitions and the Museum’s collections
  • Free gallery tours (based on availability); a minimum 3 weeks advance notice is required

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Special Offers

Resident Free Tuesday

The San Diego Museum of Art offers free admission to San Diego County Residents (with ID) on the third Tuesday of every month. A valid ID is required for admission, and certain restrictions apply as these days tend to be busy. We ask that you not bring food, beverages, backpacks, or other oversized items. Coat check has limited space and when it’s full, you must wait until space becomes available to check items.

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Seasonal Offers

Macy’s Museum Month Pass: February 1  – February 28, 2018: Beginning, February 1, residents and visitors are invited to pick-up a FREE Museum Month Pass at any Macy’s in the San Diego, Imperial Valley or Temecula area to receive half-price admission at 43 member museums and cultural institutions plus a special Macy’s discount offer (20% off). Visit for more info.

Blue Star Museums: Blue Star Museums are offering free admission to the active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More information to be posted soon.

Balboa Park Explorer

Stay for the day, or explore Balboa Park year-round. Purchase a one-day, weeklong, or annual Explorer Pass, or consider becoming a Museum member for additional benefits and special access to Museum programs.

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One Day Explorer
Admission to up to 5 Museums for One Day Only
•  Adult (13+) $46 | Purchase Online
•  Child (3-12) $27 | Purchase Online

Multi-Day Explorer
Admission to up to 16 Museums for Seven Consecutive Days
•  Adult (13+) $57 | Purchase Online
•  Child (3-12) $30 | Purchase Online