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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.

 

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Balboa Park Explorer Annual Passes

  • Unlimited general admission to the best museums at Balboa Park and more!
  • Complimentary or discounted admission to special events and special exhibitions.
  • Explorer Experiences – exclusive events, behind-the-scenes access, tours, and more!
  • Discounted IMAX tickets to the Fleet Dome Theater. Plus! Discounted admission to the California Tower Tour and to the Marston House Museum.
  • Explorer exclusive Parkalicious monthly newsletters!
  • No blackout dates.
  • The knowledge that you’re supporting the arts and culture organizations you love most!

The Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass lets you decide what you want to explore and when you want to explore it for 365 days!

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

Adults (age 18+)  – $129

Senior (age 65+) – $99

College Student (w/ valid College/University ID) – $99

Youth (ages 3-17) – $99 *Coming online soon! Purchase over the phone today!

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 arrive via mail 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 is available at a special price of $9.95. The Marston House Museum is available at a special price of $10 per adult and $5 per children under 12 years old. Special exhibition and film costs are determined by each individual venue.

Parkwide Pass

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 12+) – $67

Child (age 3-11) – $43

Add the San Diego Zoo!

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 12+) – $115

Child (age 3-11) – $77

Limited Pass

This pass entitles you to one admission to your choice of up to four (4) participating venues. Pass is valid for one day only, on the day of first use.

Adult (age 12+) – $56

Child (age 3-12) – $35

More Information & General Disclaimers

Please Note: Children ages 2 and under 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. Health and safety guidelines are place. Please visit culturalpartnership.org/updates to learn more.

Your Balboa Park Explorer Parkwide and Limited Pass must be used within one year of purchase. 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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