February is Museum Month in San Diego

San Diego Museum Month is an annual event that takes place in February where more than 60 museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and other attractions in San Diego County offer 50% off admission to visitors.

To participate in this event, visitors need to pick up a pass at one of the more than 80 public libraries in San Diego. The pass will allow them to enjoy the discount on admission fees for the entire month of February. List of City Libraries. List of County Libraries. Digital Passes are also available.

This is a great opportunity for residents and tourists to explore the rich cultural heritage and diverse attractions of San Diego at a reduced cost. So, if you are in San Diego in February, don’t miss this chance to visit your favorite museums and attractions at a discounted price.

Participating Museums in Old Town San Diego

Whaley House Museum was not only the Whaley family residence, but also San Diego’s first commercial theater, the county courthouse, and the Whaley and Crosthwaite General Store. Passes are valid for Daytime Self-Guided Tours, operating every day 10am-4pm and cannot be used for the Evening Guided Tours or the Paranormal Tour. Passes must be presented at the museum door or at the Whaley House Museum Shop. Passes are not redeemable at Old Town Trolley ticket booths or for online sales. Discount is limited to four tickets.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park presents the opportunity to experience the history of early San Diego by providing a connection to the past. Visitors are offered a glimpse into yesteryear, as converging cultures transformed San Diego from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. The state park museums are free for visitors year-round.

Mormon Battalion Historic Site tells the story of the Latter-day Saint voluntary army regiment of 1846, featuring an interactive video tour, historical artifacts, and demonstrations on gold panning and brickmaking. The historic site is free for visitors year-round.

Junípero Serra Museum, operated by the San Diego History Center, continues to be an iconic regional landmark. The museum sits on one of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast, the site of the first permanent European settlement in what is today the State of California. The museum does not charge a fixed fee, but rather a minimum donation of $10 is suggested.