The Balboa Park Explorer Military Appreciation Pass (MAP) program is open to active duty military and their dependants, that have an interest in exploring arts, science, and cultural museums in Balboa Park. The active duty service member’s government issued email address is required for verification and processing. Applications with missing government issued email addresses will not be processed. 

The MAP Pass provides complimentary general admission for one year to sixteen cultural institutions in Balboa Park and is good for up to two adults and up to four children (ages 3-17). Any child(ren) under the age of 3 or over the age of 17 will not be issued a Pass – please do not include them in your application. If your household exceeds four children (ages 3-17), please contact our office at

Note: The Military Appreciation Pass is subject to availability and is only available one time per household, regardless of PCS orders; first come, first served. All individual Passholders must be named and are non-transferable. Guest passes are not included. This program is only open to Active Duty military and their dependents living in San Diego County for at least one year. Please submit only one application per household.

Please read full details before applying and contact us via email at if you have any questions.