San Diego County Museums N-Z

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

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Sat-Sun 12-4pm

Fee: free

Focus: Restored chapel

National City Depot

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La Jolla, Ca

Open:  9am-5pm

Fee: $19.50

Focus: Oceanography

Oceanside Museum of Art

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Oceanside, Ca

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

Fee: $5

Focus: Surfing

Poway Historical Society Museum

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Fallbrook, Ca

Open:  Mon-Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 12-3pm

Fee: $6 (with many exceptions)

Focus: Visual Arts

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 9am-330pm

Fee: Free

Focus: Aviation

San Diego Automotive Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open: Winter 10am-6pm &

Spring 10am-7pm

Fee: $12

Focus: Traditional Japanese Garden

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

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San Diego, CA

Open: 10am-5pm

Fee: $10

Focus: San Diego HIstory

San Diego History Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  10am-5pm

Fees: Varies-Adults starts at $13 

Focus: Anthropological Museum

San Diego Museum of Us

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Encinitas, Ca

Open:  12-4pm

Fee: Free

Focus: History of the San Dieguito River area

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

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San Clemente, Ca

Open:  9am-4pm

Focus: Botantical Garden

The Water Conservation Garden

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San Diego, Ca

Open: 10am-5pm

(admission until 4pm)

Fee: $21 (online)

Focus: USS, military ship

USS Midway Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  10am-5pm

Fee: Free:

Focus: One of several Wells Fargo museums within the US

Wells Fargo History Museum

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Vista, Ca

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

Fee: $5

Focus: American farming and rural community

New Americas Museum

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Bonita, Ca

Open: Weds-Sat 10am-4pm

Mission:  Historical Society for Southern San Deigo

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Carlsbad, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sat 9am-5pm & 

Sun 11am-5pm

Focus: Recreational Area and Historical Center

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

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Fallbrook, Ca

Open: Thurs-Sat 1-3pm

Fee: free

Focus: Gen and Minerals

San Diego Archaeological Center

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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

San Diego Botanic Gardens

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues, Fri 10am-2pm & Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Fee: $3

Focus: Firehouse

San Diego Firehouse Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Fee: $11.50

Focus: Model Railroad

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  10am-5pm

Fee: $19.95

Focus: Natural History

San Diego Natural History Museum

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Santa Ysabel, Ca

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Santa Ysabel Asistencia

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Imperial Beach, Ca

Open: Weds-Sun 10am-5pm

Fee: Free

Focus: State Park

Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 10am-4pm

Fee: $5

Focus: Military. Located in an old Naval hospital

Veterans Museum & Memorial Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Weds-Sun 12-4pm

 

Focus: Women empowering exhibits

Women's Museum of California

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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

Oceanside Historical Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open: 9am-5pm

Fee: $15 (per vehicle)

Mission:  National Monument

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sun 12am-4pm

Fee: $5 donation

Focus: Latino and Chicano culture through art 

Rancho Guajome Adobe

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San Diego, Ca

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

Fee: $21.95

Focus: Science Center

San Diego Air Institute Museum of Living Artist

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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)

San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  10am-430pm

Fee: $8

Focus: Sports

San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Mon-Tues,Thurs, Sat 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-8pm & Sun 12-5pm

Fee: $15

Focus: Modern Art

San Diego Museum of Art

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Weds-Sun 11am-430pm

Hour extended-530pm during Spring

Fee: $5

Focus: Enjoy being an outlaw or sheriff

San Diego Sheriff's Museum & Educational Center

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Mon, Weds-Sat 930am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm

Fee: $14

Focus: Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sat 10am-430pm & Sun 12-430pm

Fee: Free

Focus: Fine art

Timken Museum of Art

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San Diego, Ca

Open:  Tues-Sat 10am-4pm &

Fee: $7

Focus: Quilts

Visions Art Museum

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