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Museum Hop with your Membership during The BIG Exchange

These cooler May Gray days are perfect for museums in 35 different ways! The BIG Exchange starts TODAY! That means you can exchange your museum membership for reciprocal admission at one of 35 participating museums. May 1st-18th. Details from San Diego Museum Council. If you’re not already a member at one of the museums, I noted the cost below for family memberships ($) to our favorite places for kids 💙 Our top pick is the Model Railroad Museum at Balboa Park because it’s the cheapest and my kids LOVE the train play room (above) . Mac’s Corner has a toddler story time & craft every Friday. Here’s a list of participating museums:

-Barona Cultural Center & Museum -Birch Aquarium at Scripps ($89)💙 -California Center for the Arts, Escondido -California Surf Museum -Coronado Museum of History & Art -Leatherneck Aviation Museum (free)💙 -Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House -Heritage of the Americas Museum -Japanese Friendship Garden ($60)💙 -Living Coast Discovery Center ($96)💙 -Lux Art Institute -Maritime Museum of San Diego -Marston House Museum & Gardens -Mingei International Museum -Museum of Contemporary Art -Museum of Making Music -Museum of Photographic Arts -New Americans Museum -Oceanside Museum of Art -San Diego Archaeological Center -San Diego Art Institute -San Diego Automotive Museum -San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum ($95)💙 -San Diego History Center -San Diego Model Railroad Museum ($50)💙 -San Diego Natural History Museum ($79)💙 -The New Children’s Museum ($125)💙 -The San Diego Museum of Art -Timken Museum of Art -USS Midway Museum ($90)💙 -Veterans Museum at Balboa Park -Visions Art Museum -Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum -Water Conservation Garden (free)💙 -Whaley House Museum

(*The Balboa Park Explorer Pass is excluded)



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I'm a SAHM of 2 boys, but we rarely "stay at home". They have sooo much energy that we HAVE to get outside to burn it off. Everyday is an adventure; whether we find new places, go back to our favorites or even just a trip to Costco!  

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