Our Museum is an educational resource, but also provides a safe, fun place where parents can bond with their children in a mentoring environment. Because we want vulnerable families to access our resources, we provide free admission to those who need it most.
Our Active Duty Military & Veteran Family Fund provides free admission during summer break, winter holiday breaks (Veteran’s Day – January 31), and local spring breaks. School breaks can be especially trying for military families as parents often have little help with childcare, particularly during deployment. Our Museum provides a space for community building, which supports active duty families facing challenges and veteran families who are adjusting to civilian life.
- We have partnered with Blue Star Museums since 2012.
- Around 20,000 military and veteran children and family members are projected to be served in 2017.
Our Community Services Fund currently provides around 27,800 free admission passes annually to numerous community organizations that work with at-risk and underserved communities throughout the region. We further our mission by supporting other community organizations doing important work across the region.
- Partnership with Museums for All offers discounted $1 admission to all EBT cardholders in San Diego County.
- Free admission passes given to all San Diego County WIC recipients, San Diego County Summer Reading Program participants, Palomar Forensic Health service recipients, and some Vista Community Clinic programs, among others.