Above: Exterior photo of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown, located at 1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard, (between Broadway and B Street), San Diego, CA 92101. Courtesy of MCASD
On the third Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., visitors receive FREE admission to the Museum, plus free themed Gallery Guide-led tours beginning at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950.
Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.
From Interstate 5 South:
Exit Sassafras Street/San Diego Airport; Ramp merges into Kettner Boulevard
Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Kettner Boulevard
From Interstate 5 North:
Exit at 6th Avenue; Turn left onto 6th Avenue; Turn right onto Ash Street; Turn left onto Kettner Boulevard; Travel approximately 1 ½ blocks
From Interstate 163 South:
Exit Ash Street; Follow Ash Street to Kettner Boulevard; Turn left onto Kettner Boulevard; Travel approximately 1 ½ blocks
MCASD’s Jacobs and Copley Buildings are located on the west side of the street at 1100 Kettner Boulevard. MCASD’s 1001 Kettner location is situated diagonally across the street at America Plaza. The Museum is situated next to and across from the Santa Fe Train Depot.
MCASD Downtown does not have a parking lot, however public garages and surface lots are nearby. Metered street parking is also available near the Museum. Street parking meters are not enforced after 6 pm, on Sundays, and certain holidays.