San Diego County Museums A-M

Check out these museums small and large. Don't forget to hashtag.

This page is meant solely as a reference. Prices and hours can change. Please check with your local museum for holiday hours. If this information is inaccurate at any time, please contact us so we can fix it for everyone.

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Sat-Sun 12-4pm

Fee: free

Focus: Restored chapel

Adobe Chapel Museum

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La Jolla, Ca

Open:  9am-5pm

Fee: $19.50

Focus: Oceanography

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Escondito, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sat 12-6pm &

Sun 12-5pm

Fee: free

Focus: Historic Art

California Center of Arts, Escondido

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 12am-4pm

Fee: $5 donation

Focus: Latino and Chicano culture through art 

Centro Cultural de la Raza

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Escindido , Ca

Open: Tues-Thurs & Sat 1-4pm

Focus: Escondido History

Escondido History Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm & Fri-Sun 10am-6pm

Fee: $21.95

Focus: Science Center

Fleet Science Center

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Rancho San Diego, Ca

Open: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm &

Sat 12-4pm

Fee: $3

Focus: Historical art and cultural stories of the Americas (North and South)

Heritage Park Village Museum

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La Jolla, Ca

Open:  Weds-Sun 12-4pm

 

Focus: History of La Jolla

La Jolla Historical Society

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San Diego, Ca

Open: Summer 9am-9pm &

Fall 9am-8pm

Fee: $18

Focus: Exploring historic water vessels

Maritime Museum of San Diego

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San Diego, Ca

Mingei International is located inside of the Balboa Park area. They are currently doing major renovations but have kept their cafe and store open. Should reopen soon as it states that it will reopen in early 2019.

Mingei International Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Winter Mon-Sat 10am-8pm & Summer Mon-Fri 9am-9pm

 

Focus: Mormon Battalion

Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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Carlsbad, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Fee: $10

Focus: Music

Museum of Making Music

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Vista, Ca

Open:  Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat-Sun 9am-3pm

Fee: $5

Focus: American farming and rural community

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

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Bonita, Ca

Open: Weds-Sat 10am-4pm

Mission:  Historical Society for Southern San Deigo

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center

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Oceanside, Ca

Open: Fri-Weds 10am-4pm & Thurs 10am-8pm 

Fee: $5

Focus: Surfing

California Surf Museum

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Coronado, Ca

Open:  Mon-Fri 10am-4pm &

Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

Fee: None

Focus: History of Coronado

Coronado Historical Association

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Fallbrook, Ca

Open:  Mon-Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 12-3pm

Fee: $6 (with many exceptions)

Focus: Visual Arts

Fallbrook Art Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 9am-330pm

Fee: Free

Focus: Aviation

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open: Winter 10am-6pm &

Spring 10am-7pm

Fee: $12

Focus: Traditional Japanese Garden

Japanese Friendship Garden

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Chula Vista, Ca

Open:  10am-5pm

Fee: $16

Focus: Zoo & Aquarium

Living Coast Discovery Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open: Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

Fee: $15

Focus: Celebrating the "Father of Balboa Park"

George W. Marston House

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San Diego, Ca

Open: 10am-430pm (call to confirm)

Fee: $5 donation

Focus: First Spanish Mission in California.

Mission San Diego de Alcala

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  11am-5pm

Fee: $10

For your information: This information is from one of the downtown locations. There are three total. Make sure to double check where you are going. 

La Jolla is currently closed for renovation

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Fee: donation

Focus: Photo exhibits

Museum of Photographic Art

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Lakeside, Ca

Open: Tues-Fri 12pm-5pm &

Sat 10am-4pm

Fee: Free

Focus: Native American Museum, focused on the local Kumeyaay-Dieguenos Tribe

Barona Cultural Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open: 9am-5pm

Fee: $15 (per vehicle)

Mission:  National Monument

Cabrillo

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Carlsbad, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sat 9am-5pm & 

Sun 11am-5pm

Focus: Recreational Area and Historical Center

Leo Carrillo Ranch

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Carlsbad, Ca

Open:  Tues- Sat 9am-4pm

Fee: free

Focus: Engineered items

Craftsmanship Museum

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Fallbrook, Ca

Open: Thurs-Sat 1-3pm

Fee: free

Focus: Gen and Minerals

Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 12-4pm
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last tour at 3:30)

Fee: $5

Fun Fact: San Diego Gaslamp's oldest resident

Gaslamp Museum at David Horton House

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Oceanside, Ca

Open: Mon-Tues 230pm-730pm & Weds-Fri 11am-3pm

Focus: Contemporary Art

Kruglak Gallery

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Encinitas, Ca

Open:  Thurs-Fri 1-5pm &

Sat 11am-5pm

Fee: $5

Focus: Check out exhibits and watch artist complete their work

Lux Art Institute

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San Diego, Ca

Open: Mon-Sat 830am-4pm

Fee: free

Focus: History of the United States Marine Corps

MCRD San Diego Command Museum

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Oceanside, Ca

Open:  Mon-Fri 930am-5pm &

Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Fee: $7

Focus: Spanish Mission with some local Luiseno tribe

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

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Santee, Ca

Open:  Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Fee: $8

Focus: Biblical History with scientific elements

Museum of Creation & Earth History

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