Top 10 Most Visited Museums in Balboa Park, San Diego

1

San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to an enthusiastic group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • History Museums
2

Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Science Museums
  • Planetariums
3

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Hours:
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Address:2001 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Museums
  • History Museums
4

San Diego Museum of Man

Explore new perspectives through dynamic, ever-changing exhibits at the region’s only museum of anthropology and archaeology.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • History Museums
  • Historic Sites
5

The San Diego Museum of Art

The region’s oldest, largest, and most visited art museum. The renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world.

Hours:
Closed today
Wed: Closed
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Art Museums
  • Art Galleries
6

San Diego Automotive Museum

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:2080 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Museums
  • History Museums
7

Comic-Con Museum

Address:2131 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Museums
8

Museum of Photographic Arts

The Power of Photography MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Art Museums
  • Museums
9

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Hours:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Address:1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Museums
  • History Museums
10

San Diego History Center

San Diego History Center is dedicated to helping people of all ages learn about, and enjoy, the history of San Diego, and to appreciate how our past, present, and future are interrelated. We operate the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park and our main museum and library in Balboa Park.

Address:1649 El Prado #3, San Diego, CA 92101
  • History Museums
  • Libraries

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