Welcome to San Diego Blog | February 3, 2011
February is Museum Month in San Diego
What a wonderful opportunity to check out some of San Diego’s greatest museums at a fraction of the price – half price actually! Visit any Macy’s store to pick up a FREE Museum Month Pass, which gets you and 3 guests into 40 fantastic museums for half-price admission. With a variety of museums to choose from, there is likely to be something for everyone.
Some of this year’s fantastic participating museums include: Old Town San Diego Historic Park, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, The New Children’s Museum, Whaley House, USS Midway Museum, Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center, and many more!
Among the participating museums is Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla. If you haven’t been, or even if you have, I highly recommend checking it out. Amazing exhibits feature sea horses, whales, coral, fish, tide pools and more. You will be able to get an up-close look at the fantastic sea life.
Many of the museums at Balboa Park are also participating in Museum Month. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, which is home to Southern California’s only IMAX® Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages, is a great place to take the family! The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is another fun one for the whole family with 28,000 square feet, the museum is the largest operating model railroad museum in the world! Other favorites include the Museum of Man which focuses on anthropology; the San Diego Museum of Art which is the region’s oldest and largest art museum; the San Diego Air & Space Museum devoted to science, space and aviation history; the San Diego Automotive Museum with more than 80 historic autos and motorcycles; and the list goes on and on! There are so many awesome museums in Balboa Park it will be difficult to see them all in this short month!
The USS Midway is another fantastic museum to check out. This aircraft carrier is located in Downtown San Diego on N Harbor Drive. With over 60 exhibits including three flight simulators for those brave enough to try, and 25 restored aircraft, it will be an unforgettable experience for all.
You will find a complete list of the participating museums below. Don’t let this exciting opportunity pass you buy!
Adobe Chapel Museum
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
California Center for the Arts, Museum
Coronado Museum of History & Art
Escondido Children’s Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Heritage of the Americas Museum
La Jolla Historical Society
LUX Art Institute
Maritime Museum of San Diego
MCRD Command Museum
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – Downtown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla
Museum of Making Music
Museum of Photographic Arts
Oceanside Museum of Art
Old Town San Diego Historic Park
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Botanic Gardens
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
San Diego History Center Museum, Library & Junipero Serra Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
The New Children’s Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center
Timken Museum of Art
USS Midway Museum
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
Water Conservation Garden
Women’s History Museum