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Balboa Park is located just minutes from downtown San Diego. Admittance is free to the Park grounds, Botanical Building, outdoor gardens, and some attractions. Admission charges vary at the other cultural attractions; view prices by visiting the individual websites for the attractions of choice.

Balboa Park grounds are open 24 hours. Start your visit at the Balboa Park Visitors Center, located at 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

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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.

Museum hours vary. Special events, exhibitions and some films are subject to an additional fee.

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
 

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