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Enjoy multiple museums with the Balboa Park Explorer in 2017!

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The best and easiest way to experience Balboa Park is with the Balboa Park Explorer available at the front desk at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

With Balboa Park Explorer, you have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and artistic offerings of the park in an easy and affordable way. Rather than pay different admission rates at each museum, you can choose from our convenient Annual, One-Day, or Multi-Day Explorer options, saving you time and money!

In addition to the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the Explorer is valid at the following organizations:

  • Centro Cultural de la Raza
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • TheNAT
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
  • WorldBeat Center

Annual Explorer
The Annual Explorer gets you into 16 museums and institutions throughout Balboa Park. This affordable pass lets you decide what you want to explore when you want to explore it for 365 days with no blackout dates. In addition to an Annual Explorer being the best value, it also enables you to give back to the arts and sciences all year long, with every single Annual Explorer admission helping to fund the institutions you visit here in the park!

Your Annual Explorer is valid from the date of purchase. When ordering online, select “Print At Home” to print your Temporary Seven-Day Explorer. The Temporary Explorer will allow access to all the venues while your permanent cards are processed. Your permanent cards will be mailed to the address provided within seven days. Your Annual Explorer is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Please Note: Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket to enter any of the 16 participating museums. General admission only. Named individual must present card. Photo ID required for adults. Not valid for events, special exhibitions, programs and some films. Non-transferable. Special exhibitions and film costs are determined by each individual museum.

One-Day Explorer
This One-Day Explorer entitles you to one admission to your choice of up to 5 participating Balboa Park museums. Pass is valid for one day only, on the day of first use.

Multi-Day Explorer
One admission to each of 16 participating Balboa Park museums. Multi-Day Explorer is valid for 7 consecutive days, beginning with the day of first use.

Please Note: Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket to enter any of the 16 participating museums. Not valid for events, special exhibitions, programs and some films. Special exhibitions and film costs are determined by each individual museum.

Your One-Day and Multi-Day Explorer must be used within one year of purchase. When ordering online select “Print At Home” to print your One-Day and Multi-Day Explorer tickets. The printed tickets will allow access to any of the participating organizations.

Click here to purchase your Balboa Park Explorer today.

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