Your Guide To San Diego's Kid-Friendly Museum Month (Feb 2022)
photograph by Mariela Cohen Photography, (graphic by me)
We love the museums so much that we had our family photos taken in front of one of our favorites. @sdnhm 💗 Museum Month is a great time to explore a new museum or one you haven't been to in a while.
HERE'S YOUR GUIDE TO SAN DIEGO'S (KID-FRIENDLY) MUSEUM MONTH
🏛 WHAT: Get 1/2 off admission to over 45 museums
📆 WHEN: Feb. 1-28
👨👩👦👦 WHO: Valid for four 1/2 price admissions per museum pass. If you have more than 4 in your family, get another one.
🎫 MUSEUM PASS: You need this to present as your discount for the 1/2 off admission. Get them for free from your local library or participating Macy's, available all month long. You'll need to keep this pass and show it to each museum you visit.
📊 STRATEGY: Visit the more expensive museums you otherwise wouldn't go to. 😉
🗺 WHERE: The full list of participating museums is at the bottom...BUT first you'll see my list of our favorite kid-friendly museums below.
16 OF OUR FAVORITE KID-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS
We've been to all of these museums listed below and I can say without a doubt that my kids enjoyed themselves at these places. Your family may or may not agree, but this might give you a good start to figure out which museum(s) you want to try next.
I listed the regular prices are below, since Museum Month gives you 1/2 off you can calculate about how much it will cost. Remember that one Museum Pass is valid for four 1/2 priced admissions, so if your family is larger than four you'll want to get two Museum Passes.
Have fun!! Let me know if you go what you think of them. :)
🐠 BIRCH AQUARIUM
Advanced timed tickets only. Use code "MuseumMonth22" at checkout
Hours: daily 9-5
Cost: $24.95 for ages 17+, $22.95 for ages 60+, $19.95 for kids ages 3-17, free for kids 2 and under, discounts for military
📍 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla 📞 858-534-3474 💻 website
🔭 FLEET SCIENCE CENTER
Hours: daily 10-5
Cost: $21.95 for ages 13+, $19.95 for ages 65+, $18.95 for kids ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under
📍 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park 📞 619-238-1233 💻 website
🦸♀️ COMIC-CON MUSEUM
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-7 (closed Mon/Tue)
Cost: $19.95 for ages 12+, $15 for ages 60+, $11.95 for kids ages 4-12, Free for kids 2 and under, $15 for military and students
📍 2131 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park 📞 619-546-9073 💻 website
🌸 JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN
Hours: daily 10-6
Cost: $12 for general admission, $10 for ages 65+, free for kids 6 years old and under, $10 for military and students
📍 2215 Pan American Rd. E., Balboa Park 📞 619-232-2721 💻 website
🦅 LIVING COAST DISCOVERY CENTER
Hours: Thu-Sun 10-5
Cost: $18 for ages 13+, $13 for kids ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and under
📍 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr., Chula Vista 📞 619-409-5900 💻 website
⚓️ MARITIME MUSEUM
Hours: daily 10-5