The Balboa Park Explorer is different from a membership. It provides unlimited general admission to 17 organizations. In addition to financially contributing to the Museum’s ongoing scientific and educational programs, your membership includes a variety of benefits from special discounts, invitations to events, and guest passes to the San Diego Natural History Museum.
The two programs are unrelated. Refunds or credits to your current membership cannot be given.
The Balboa Park Explorer will be accepted during all regular museum operating hours. Please note that some museums are closed on Mondays, and museums have varying hours of operation.
Yes, by entering your Balboa Park Explorer ID # on your membership application or renewal form, you will receive a $5-$20 discount depending on the level of membership. This discount is not available online. Please call 619.255.0275 for more information.
One year from date of purchase.
Yes, beginning in November 2013 we will have passes available which will provide unlimited admission to 17 institutions in the park for a full year from date of purchase.
$99 for students or seniors; $129 for individuals; $199 for a family of two adults and up to four children in the same household.
The Balboa Park Explorer is currently available online. Click here to purchase now. Or, you may purchase in person at theNAT’s admission desk or Balboa Park Visitor Center.
Yes. You may purchase at theNAT’s admission desk or at the Visitor’s Center, located in the center of Balboa Park.
The Zoo is not included in the new annual pass; however, the current passport/Zoo combo (7-day Passport with a one-day admission ticket to the Zoo) continues to be offered for visitors.
Occasionally, a museum will feature an exclusive special exhibition or film requiring a separate admission fee, which may be discounted for Explorer Pass holders.
Ocean Oasis and one 3-D film is included per person per day. Additional films for the day are $5. Real Pirates premium exhibition (opening February 8, 2014) is $17 per person.