Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people.
For those of us in San Diego County, there are 37 choices, ranging from The New Children’s Museum downtown to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad. You can find a list of museums near you here.
Now, if you can’t make it out to free museum day, there are museums all over San Diego County that are FREE EVERY DAY!
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum 4203 Anderson Ave, San Diego, CA 92145
Barona Cultural Center & Museum 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Bonita Museum and Cultural Center 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902
Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum 3190 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92009
The Water Conservation Garden isn’t a museum, but it is free daily and super fun to explore. They also hold cool free events for kids and adults.
The Timken in Balboa Park is free every day. And there are select museums free every Tuesday in Balboa Park. While you are in Balboa Park, stop by The City’s Botanical Building. It is open every day except Thursday. Admission is always free.
Make it a frugal afternoon by packing your lunch and snacks (don’t forget water- it’s going to be a hot one here in San Diego and most of the southwest next weekend)! I raid our snack cupboard and pack lots of different choices, that way everyone is satisfied.
Talk Back: Which museum in your area are you excited about checking out on 9/21/19?