Get Your Culture On During National Museum Day

Saturday, September 25th is National Museum Day.  What is National Museum Day you ask? It’s an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for FREE to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.  Sounds like a good idea to me!  The great thing is there are over 15 museums participating in San Diego County!  Everything from the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park are taking part. 

It’s a great opportunity to see a museum you have never been to.  I have never been to The Whaley House Museum, so that is where I will be using my free pass.  Where will you go?  See the list below for participating museums.  Be sure to bring your Museum Day Ticket with you for free admission.

A favorite museum of ours is also the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. It really has something for everyone.  Can’t make there on Saturday?  No problem, comment on our blog below and two lucky winners will receive four complimentary passes to the Science Center! Comment by Monday, September 27th at 10:00 a.m. pst.

San Diego County Participating Museums:
Barona Cultural Center and Museum – Lakeside
California Center for the Arts – Escondido
Creation & Earth History Museum – Santee
Escondido History Center – Escondido
Marston House Museum – San Diego
Mingei International Museum – San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art – San Diego
Museum of Making Music – Carlsbad
Museum of San Diego History – San Diego
Oceanside Museum of Art – Oceanside
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center – San Diego
San Diego Air & Space Museum – San Diego
San Diego Archaeological Center – Escondido
San Diego Botanic Garden – Encinitas
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum – San Diego
The Adobe Chapel Museum – San Diego
The Whaley House Museum – San Diego

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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14 thoughts on “Get Your Culture On During National Museum Day

  1. Congratulations to Mari and Caryn! You won four passes to the Science Center. Thank you everyone for posting. Keep checking back for more great promotions!

  2. I wish I could so on Saturday. They should have 2 or 3 days to go. Please pick me for m
    Monday they I could take my daughter who is homeschooled

  3. I love the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center! I have gone there since I was little. I would love to bring my little brother there!

  4. Can’t make it on the 25th, but will be hitting the museums on my next visit! I love Balboa and want to visit so many of the others!

  5. I grew up in san Diego county and miss it so much. It’s great to have free events with two kids! We’ll be heading down from Orange county so they can see the space center for the first time.

  6. My 3 kids love the museums!!! I’m so glad they have these free days every once in a while because they can get expensive, then I feel bad I can’t expose my kids to some culture because it’s starts to get too expensive with a big family! Who ever wins, have fun and take advantage of the free day!!!!!!

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