San Diego Museums
San Diego Museum Council (www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org): consists of 27 member institutions in the county of San Diego reflecting a diverse range of educational, cultural and entertaining collections. San Diego's rich interest in arts and culture is showcased throughout the county in some 90 museums, (619) 276-0101
The San Diego Museum of Art: (www.sdmart.org) 1450 El Prado (Balboa Park), (619) 232-7931.Nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. Major exhibitions from around the world, as well as cultural and educational programs for children and adults.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: (https://www.mcasd.org/) (Downtown San Diego), 1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101 (858) 454-3541.Devoted to allowing visitors to experience a variety of exhibitions devoted to presenting and showcasing internationally recognized collections of contemporary art. Housed in the old Santa Fe Train Depot in the heart of San Diego.
Maritime Museum of San Diego (www.sdmaritime.com): 1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 234-9153. Open 365 days a year, daily 9 am-8pm. Admission: Adults-$14, Seniors and Active Military-$11, Children-$8.
USS Midway Museum (www.midway.org): Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country on one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. More than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. 910 North Harbor Drive, alongside Navy Pier.
San Diego Natural History Museum (www.sdnhm.org): (Balboa Park) 1788 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 232-3821. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. Admission: Adults-$13, Seniors-$11, Active Military, Youth, and Students-$8, Children-$7.
Museum of Man (www.museumofman.org): (Balboa Park) 1350 El Prado San Diego, California 92101, (619) 239-2001. Open daily 10 am-4:30 pm. Admission: Adults-$10, Seniors, Youth, and Active Military-$7.50.
Ruben H. Fleet Science Center and IMAX theatre (www.rhfleet.org): (Balboa Park) 1875 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-1233 The Fleet is home to Southern California's only IMAX® Dome Theater along with 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages.
San Diego Aerospace Museum (www.sandiegoairandspace.org) (Balboa Park) Experience aviation's history from the Wright Flyer to the Space Shuttle and beyond... The San Diego Aerospace Museum brings to life aviation’s rich heritage through a dazzling collection of over 65 U.S. and foreign aircraft and spacecraft on display.
The New Children's Museum (https://thinkplaycreate.org/): (Downtown San Diego) 200 W. Island Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 233-8792 The Children's Museum offers art installations, interactive projects, work shops, and camps that engage and inspire and offer the opportunity to create art.