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What Will You Explore?

With Balboa Park Explorer, you have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and artistic offerings of Balboa 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 Pass options, saving you time and money!
 

Annual Explorer

The Explorer Annual Pass gets you into 17 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 Pass being the best value, it also enables you to give back to the arts and sciences all year long, with every single Explorer Annual Pass admission helping to fund the institutions you visit here in the Park!
 
Family - $229 (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+) - $45
 
Child (age 3-12) - $26
 

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+) - $55
 
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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Click the following links for more information on current special exhibitions requiring additional admission fees:

Additionally, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center offers discounted admission to Explorer cardholders to IMAX® and digital films in the Heikoff Dome Theater.