Residents Free Days

Residents Free Days may be affected by the COVID-19 situation.  Please check with the individual museums websites for the latest information on closures, operating hours, and other details.


Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and and their dependents.

-Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge admission to special exhibitions, attractions, films, showings and events.

-Due to large crowds and for visitor safety, access for organized groups and strollers may be restricted.  Tour groups/organized groups should refer to individual organization websites for scheduling information and supervisor/chaperone ratios required.

-Please be prepared to present a photographic ID with your address.

First Tuesday

Second Tuesday

Third Tuesday

Fourth Tuesday

Fifth Tuesdays

  • Regular admission prices are in effect

The San Diego Art Institute is free on every fourth Tuesday and Saturday of each month. (Not open at this time)

The City's Botanical Building is open every day except Thursday. Admission is always free. (Not open at this time)

Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge for admission to special exhibitions, showings, and events. Please call individual museums for information.

Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at most museums, but some museums have different minimum ages that require an adult.  Please verify the minimum age for the museums you wish to visit..

Dates and operating hours subject to change WITHOUT NOTICE.  Please check with individual venues if you have any questions.