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San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center, located in the heart of Balboa Park, is the headquarters of the San Diego Historical Society. Here you will not only find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that chronicle San Diego’s diverse history, but also a Research Library. This is home to over 45 million pieces of paper and 2.5 million images that document the people, places and events of San Diego’s past.

In addition to the exhibitions at the Museum of San Diego History, the museum also presents a number of public programs including lectures, workshops and educational programs.

The Museum of San Diego History is FREE every second Tuesday of the month. See the full Free Tuesday schedule here.

$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+), Students and Military (I.D. required)
$6 Children ages 6-17
Free Children under 6
San Diego History Center members receive unlimited free admission.

Upcoming event at San Diego History Center

The Butterfly Project

  • Sunday, January 28, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • On Sunday, January 28, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), San Diego History Center in historic Balboa Park will host a powerful call to action through the arts, using the lessons of the Holocaust, to discuss the dangers of hatred and bigotry. This timely and family-oriented event will include: • Film screening of: “NOT the Last Butterfly” (film is suitable for fifth grade and ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego History Center

'Legacy In Black' Fine Art ExhibitionStarts November 5, 2017

The Butterfly ProjectJanuary 28, 2018

Community Historian February 13, 2018

Community Historian Program: Free Tuesday LecturesFebruary 13, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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