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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.

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 event at San Diego History Center

'Blue Sky White Stars' Family Day At San Diego History Center

  • Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visit the San Diego History Center for "Blue Sky, White Stars" Family Day. Enjoy art and activities around themes like symbolism, immigration, and identity, all inspired by the 2018 One Book for Kids selection, "Blue Sky, White Stars" written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Best of all, see the original 27 paintings from “Blue Sky, White Stars” by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist, currently ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego History Center

'Behind The Book Blue Sky, White Stars - Original Art Of Kadir Nelson'Starts September 14, 2018

LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories Of Struggles & TriumphsStarts July 8, 2018

'Marston’s History Emporium: A Hands-on Learning Lab'Starts October 11, 2017

'Blue Sky White Stars' Family Day At San Diego History CenterNovember 3, 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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