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There are so many ways to explore Balboa Park. The Balboa Park Explorer provides the best opportunity to visit Balboa Park with a series of passes. Choose from the Annual, One-Day or Multi-Day Explorer.
 

Annual Explorer

Offering exceptional convenience and value, the Balboa Park Annual Explorer is the only annual pass of its kind connecting you to 17 institutions-- all within walking distance.
 
Family - $199 (up to 2 adults, up to 4 children ages 3-17)
 
Adults (age 18+) - $129 
 
Senior (age 65+) - $99 
 
Student (full-time students) - $99 
 
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 seventeen 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.
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One-Day Explorer

This pass 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.
 
Adult (age 13+) - $43
 
Child (age 3-12) - $25
 

Multi-Day Explorer

One admission to each of 17 participating Balboa Park museums. Pass is valid for 7 consecutive days, beginning with the day of first use.
 
Adult (age 13+) - $53
 
Child (age 3-12) - $29
 
Please Note: Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket to enter any of the seventeen 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.
 
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For the entire month of October 2014, select museums are FREE for children with paid adult admission, with a coupon provided by the San Diego Museum Council. The Balboa Park Explorer One-Day and Multi-Day Adult passes are valid for this promotion. A list of participating museums and the coupon are available at the Museum Council website: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org. Offer is NOT valid with Balboa Park Explorer Annual pass.

Click the following links for more information on current special exhibitions requiring additional admission fees:
Museum Closure:
  • Museum of Photographic Art will be closed to the public Saturday, September 27 - Friday October 10, 2014.