Each February, for the past 23 years, the San Diego Museum Council, as well as Macy’s have been sponsoring Museum Month in San Diego. Forty different museums and organizations take part in the event, which allows people to visit participating museums at a discount of 1/2 off normal admission pricing.
You need to pick up a free Museum Month Pass (available at Macy’s stores in San Diego, Temecula, and Imperial County) to receive the discount. One pass is good for up to 4 people, and you can pick them up at Macy’s starting the first of February. Just ask a Macy’s salesperson where to find one in the store, and be sure to take it with you to the museum(s) you want to visit to receive the discount.
This is a great way to experience some museums that you may have been wanting to take the family to visit, but just hadn’t had the opportunity to do so. I look forward to taking our kids to some museums we haven’t visited, as well as some we haven’t been to in a while.
San Diego has a lot of kid-friendly museums. Some of our favorite family-friendly museums and organizations to visit with kids that are participating in Museum Month San Diego 2012 are as follows:
• Maritime Museum of San Diego
• Birch Aquarium at Scripps
• Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
• San Diego Natural History Museum
• The New Children’s Museum
• The San Diego Model Railroad Museum
• San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail)
• San Diego Air & Space Museum
• USS Midway Museum
If you’d like to see pictures from some of the many museums we’ve visited that are participating in Museum Month, take a look below. For a complete listing of participating museums, please HERE. Get out there and explore some museums at 1/2 off in February with the Museum Month Pass! Perhaps we’ll see you there!