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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

Photo Credit: Pablo Mason

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is to serve diverse audiences through the exhibition, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art created since 1950.

MCASD engages a regional, national, and international audience including the binational constituency of the San Diego/Tijuana region.

MCASD is a museum providing public access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process; a forum for the exploration and understanding of contemporary art and ideas; and a laboratory for artists to experiment with new forms of creative expression.

Guided Tours
The Museum offers public tours (free with admission) at both locations at 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, and at 5 and 6 PM on Free Third Thursdays. To book a private guided tour, please contact the Education Department at 858 454 3541 x151 or e-mail (Please remember to book your tour at least three weeks in advance.)

Museum Cafe
Located at the northeast side of the Museum, the Museum Cafe is a European-inspired bistro, serving breakfast and lunch dishes made from the freshest organic ingredients grown by local farmers. MCASD Members receive a 10% discount; Membership card must be presented. Museum entry is not required to visit the Museum Cafe.

Cafe Hours:
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Special Events

With its spectacular ocean views and distinctive architectural design, MCASD in La Jolla is a unique venue for a wide range of special events, from meetings to weddings to elegant sit-down dinners overlooking the ocean. Special privileges and discounts apply for MCASD Corporate Council members. For details about rental policies, call the Events and Visitor Services Department at 858-454-3541 x 166.

General Admission $10
Seniors $5
Students 26 and over (with ID) $5
25 and under Free (with ID)
Military Free (with ID)
MCASD Members Free

Admission is valid for 7 days at all MCASD locations.
Free Museum admission third Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Business hours

Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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