Admission & Hours


The Museum and all exhibits are open:

Monday – Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Museum will be closed on the following holidays throughout the year:
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Easter Sunday
Fourth of July



The price of admission includes admission to all Museum exhibits and daily programs. For a list of upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar page.

  • Members: Free
  • Children under the age of 12 months: Free
  • Children and Adults: $6.00
  • Military Family Discount: $3.00 per person, with valid military I.D.
  • Group Rate: $5.00 per person
    • Group Rates are only valid for groups of 10 or more, please email two weeks prior or call (760) 233-7755.

*In appreciation for their service to the community, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is offering our Free Admission Program to San Diego County School District Employees and their Families from Feb 1, 2015 to May 30, 2015. School ID or paystub is required at check-in.


Are you a teacher and interested in bringing your class on an experiential visit with one of our interactive hands-on workshops? Please visit our Field Trips/Group Visits page to learn more!


Do you have an ACM reciprocal membership? If you have an ACM Reciprocal Sticker* on your membership card from another museum, you will receive half off admission to San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for up to six people. For more information on the ACM reciprocal membership program, please visit the Association of Children’s Museums.

   ACM reciprocal sticker*