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San Diego History Center

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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.

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.

Admission
$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 events at San Diego History Center

Genealogy Day

Date Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost $40 - $50 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
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Oral History Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 29
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lectures
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Building To The Next Level: Forum For Local History Groups

Saturday, Nov. 12
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lectures

Ongoing events at San Diego History Center

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Balboa Park History Stroll

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - noon Lectures

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Celebrate The Centennial At The San Diego History Center

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Irving J. Gill: New Architecture For A Great Country' Exhibition

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

'Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings'

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Landscapes Rediscovered: Depression-era San Diego Paintings'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Presidio To Pacific Powerhouse: How The Military Shaped San Diego' Exhibit

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Progress Of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour

Every Wednesday
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Lectures

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego History Center Presents 'Bottled & Kegged: SD's Craft Brew Culture'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Sin Diego: The Stingaree's Transformation From Vice To Nice' Exhibit

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Taking Flight: WWI & II Aviatian Posters

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Taking Flight: WWI & II Aviatian Posters

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Taking Flight: WWI & II Aviatian Posters

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Taking Flight: WWI & II Aviatian Posters

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Taking Flight: WWI & II Aviatian Posters

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Taking Flight: WWI & II Aviatian Posters

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'The Lore Behind The Roar: 100 Years Of The San Diego Zoo' Exhibition

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'Under The Same Sky'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

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