Hours & Admission

Museum Hours: 

Following recent federal, statewide and local guidelines and recommendations regarding social distancing, the Museum is temporarily closed to the public. For more information please click here.

Regular Museum Hours: 
Monday : CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Hour:
Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Members Only Hour:
Sundays 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Museum is OPEN on Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, President's Day, and closed on the following days:
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Annual Spring Gala - March 28, 2020


The price of admission includes admission to all Museum exhibits and daily programs. For a list of upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar page.

  • Members: Free

  • Children under the age of 12 months: Free

  • General Admission: $9.50 per person

  • Discounted Admission for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and their Families: $6.50 per person, with valid military I.D.

  • Discounted Admission for Preschool and Elementary Educator: $6.50 per person with proof of employment

  • Electronic Bank Transfer (EBT) Card Holders: $1 per person, up to four people per card. Must show valid EBT card at front desk. 




School & Group Visits: More info

Become a Member: More info

Do you have an ACM reciprocal membership? If you have an ACM Reciprocal Sticker* on your membership card from another museum, you will receive half off admission to San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for up to six people. For more information on the ACM reciprocal membership program, please visit the Association of Children’s Museums.

** Professional aids accompanying children with special needs to the Museum receive free admission.