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Balboa Park Explorer Passes

The Balboa Park Explorer Pass is your ticket to some of the best museums San Diego has to offer. There are many options to chose from to make your visit memorable. Learn more about the passes below.

 

Happy Exploring!

Questions?

We’re available seven (7) days a week, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with the exception of certain holidays. We will respond promptly during business hours.Call us at 619-232-7502 x1204 to speak with a representative today. You can also email us at explorer@balboapark.org.

Balboa Park Explorer Annual Passes

  • General admission to all participating venues.
  • Complimentary admission to the Cherry Blossom Festival plus discounts on events, classes, shows, and more!
  • Explorer Experiences – exclusive monthly special events taking you backstage and behind-the-scenes at your favorite museums, theaters, and gardens.
  • Tailored newsletters keeping you up to date on the latest happenings in the Park.

The Balboa Park Explorer Pass lets you decide what you want to explore and when you want to explore it for 365 days, with no blackout dates. The Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass also enables you to give back to the arts and sciences all year long, since every Pass admission helps to fund the institutions you visit in the Park!

Family – $229 (up to any 2 adults and up to any 4 children, ages 3-17)

Adults (age 18+) – $129

Senior (age 65+) – $99

Student (college student w/ valid ID) – $99

Your Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass is valid from the date of purchase.  When ordering online, select “Print At Home” to receive your Temporary Explorer Pass. The Temporary Explorer Pass will allow access to all the venues for 7 consecutive days while your order is processed. Your physical cards will be mailed to the address provided within 3 – 7 business days.

Please Note: Children under the age of three (3) do not require a ticket to enter any of the participating venues. All individual Passholders must be named. Photo ID required for adults and students. General admission only. Not valid for certain events, special exhibitions, and programs. IMAX available at special price of $9.95. Special exhibitions and film costs are determined by each individual museum.

Multi-Day & Multi-Day Combo

One admission to each of the participating venues. Pass is valid for seven (7) consecutive days, beginning with the day of first use. Pass does not provide re-entry privileges after first use at your selected location. Check with the venues for same-day re-entry information.

Adult (age 13+) – $59
Child (age 3-12) – $32

Add the San Diego Zoo and make it a Multi-Day Combo!

One admission to each of the participating venues. Pass is valid for seven (7) consecutive days, beginning with the day of first use. Pass does not provide re-entry privileges after first use at your selected location. Check with the venues for same-day re-entry information. Also includes one day admission to the San Diego Zoo.

Adult (age 13+) – $103
Child (age 3-12) – $68

One-Day Pass

This pass entitles you to one admission to your choice of up to five (5) participating venues. Pass is valid for one day only, on the day of first use.

Adult (age 13+) – $48
Child (age 3-12) – $29

More Information & General Disclaimers

Please Note: Children under the age of three (3) do not require a ticket to enter any of the participating venues. Not valid for events, special exhibitions, and programs. Special exhibitions and film costs are determined by each individual museum.

Your Balboa Park Explorer One-Day and Multi-Day Passes must be used within one year of purchase. When ordering online, select “Print At Home” to print your Balboa Park Explorer One-Day and Multi-Day passes. The printed passes will allow you access to any of the participating organizations. San Diego Zoo tickets must be used by expiration date printed on ticket. Zoo ticket is not replaceable if lost, stolen, damaged, or expired.

All sales are final; non-refundable and non-transferable. Passes are not for resale. All Passes have no blackout dates. Passes must be used within one (1) year of order date and are not valid for select events, special exhibitions, and programs. Before visiting, please contact the participating venues or check their websites for information on hours, closures, additional events, special exhibitions, and film costs.

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