San Diego is home to hundreds of museums and beautiful places to visit with family. Earlier this year, I shared with you 75+ Places in San Diego to Explore with Kids! One such museum on the list is The San Diego Museum of Art! The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually.
Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults.
Docents provide guided tours for students in grades K-12 of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Tours include discussions as well as demonstrations of techniques and materials used by the artists. School tours fulfill the standards of the California State Framework for the Visual Arts: Artistic Perception, Creative Expression, Historical and Cultural Context, and Aesthetic Valuing.
Docents offer tours on various topics including:
- American Art
- Asian Art
- Baroque Art
- Customized Tour (per teacher’s specifications)
- European (19th- and 20th-Century)
- Modern & Contemporary Art
- Museum Highlights
- Renaissance Art *
- Sculpture Court
- Special Exhibitions
The museum is open:
Monday | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | noon to 5:00 p.m.
The cost of admission is Youth, ages 7-17 | $4.50, College Students, full time with ID | $8, Seniors, 65 and older with ID | $9, Military, active, retired with ID | $9, Adults | $12. Or save a few bucks and purchase their Family 4-Pack of tickets, including 2 adults and 2 youth, for only $28!
Attention San Diego residents! The San Diego Museum of Art offers FREE ADMISSION to San Diego County Residents on the third Tuesday of every month!
THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART GIVEAWAY
In honor of SoCal Field Trips 2-Year Blog Anniversary, The San Diego Museum of Art is giving away 4 admission tickets (good thru 2/7/16) on the blog! We are also including a $25 IHOP gift card for you and your family to enjoy a full day on the town!
US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. One winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter. The prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.
Good luck and Happy Field Tripping!