1/2 Off Arts & Culture During Museum Month San Diego!

sdasmEach 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:

museum_monthsd2012Maritime 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!

Museums Free-For-All in OC & LA 1/28 &1/29!

A handful of great museums, located from OC to LA, are participating in Museums Free-For-All this coming weekend, January 28th & 29th! Participating museums include the following:

• The Annenberg Space for Photography ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• Autry National Center ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• California African American Museum ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• California Science Center ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• Fowler Museum at UCLA ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• The Hammer Museum ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• The Getty Center ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• The Getty Villa ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12 (Timed tickets are required. Visit www.getty.edu.)

• Laguna Art Museum ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12
• Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial ~ Participating Saturday, 1/28/12 ONLY
(Both Hollywood and San Pedro locations)

• The Museum of Tolerance Zimmer Children’s Museum ~ Participating Sunday, 1/29/12 ONLY

• The Museum of Contemporary Art ~ Participating Saturday, 1/28/12 ONLY

• Museum of Latin American Art ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• Pasadena Museum of California Art ~ Participating 1/28/12 & 1/29/12

• Santa Monica Museum of Art ~ Participating Saturday, 1/28/12 ONLY

• Skirball Cultural Center (Our favorite!) ~ Participating Saturday, 1/28/12 ONLY
(Timed entry to the Noah’s Ark exhibit at the Skirball will be on a walk-up, 1st-come, 1st-serve basis on this date.)

• Zimmer Children’s Museum ~ Participating Sunday, 1/29/12 ONLY

Regular museum parking fees apply, and admission is only good toward general museum admission. Free admission may not apply to museum ticketed exhibitions. Click HERE for direct links to the participating museums. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

1/2 Off Select Arts & Culture in June in San Diego’s North County

sdbgSix museums and cultural attractions are taking part in a half-off admission event in the north county area of San Diego in June. In order to receive the discount you’ll need to download a “passport” HERE, from the North County Arts & Culture Coalition’s website, or pick up a free passport at either Westfield North County Fair in Escondido, or Westfield Plaza Camino Real, in Carlsbad. One passport is good for up to 4 people. Participating museums and attractions are below. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

• California Surf Museum
• LUX Art Institute
• Museum of Making Music
• Oceanside Museum of Art
• San Diego Botanic Garden
• San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

North County Arts & Culture
Twitter: @NCAC_Coalition

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