October is a great month for families to visit San Diego County museums and attractions – because at many of them, kids under 12 get in free all month-long. About two dozen museums and attractions are participating. It’s a great opportunity for families to learn about art, history or science in a fun and interactive environment. Up to two children get in free with each paying adult. The freebie is for general admission and doesn’t apply to field trips or special events and exhibitions. Make sure to print the require coupon!
In Balboa Park, participants include the San Diego Zoo, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (gallery only), the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the San Diego History Center, the San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, the Timken Museum of Art, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and the Marston House Museum & Gardens.
San Diego’s North County
North County venues include the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, the Oceanside Museum of Art, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and the San Diego Archaeological Center in Escondido.