San Diego Museum of Art


First opened in 1926, the San Diego Museum of Art is San Diego county's largest museum. Its nationally renowned permanent collection includes Italian Renaissance, Spanish Old Masters, American art, 19th-century European paintings, 20th-century paintings and sculpture, Asian art treasures and the Frederick R. Weisman Gallery for California Art. Visitors can also explore hundreds of works of art from the permanent collection on an interactive computer system, the IMAGE Gallery, the first such installation in the United States. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum features major exhibitions of art from throughout the world on a regular basis, providing a rich and diverse experience for more than 400,000 annual visitors. The Museum Gift Shop features unique and distinctive items in all price ranges, and carries one of the most extensive collections of art books in southern California. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM (Thursday 10 AM to 9 PM). Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and active military personnel, $7 for students with ID, and $4 for children 6-17 years of age. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Admission charges for special-ticketed exhibitions are higher. The permanent collection is open for free on the third Tuesday of every month. Free docent tours are also available. The museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


1450 El Prado
Balboa Park, CA 92101


32.73142700, -117.15149700
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(619) 232-7931

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