Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Birch Aquarium Single-Day tickets are available for purchase online or at the ticket booth when you arrive. Ticket sales end at 4:30 p.m. and the aquarium closes at 5 p.m.
The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture, and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. Adults: $5.00; Seniors (62+), Military, Students: $3.00; Kids 11 & under: FREE.
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India.
San Diego de Alcalá is the first of the 21 California Missions. It marks the birthplace of Christianity in the west coast of the United States. Founded in 1769, the Mission serves as an active parish church and cultural center for people of all faiths who are welcome to visit and relive the grandeur and excitement of more than two centuries of California history and tradition.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers something for the entire family. The Museum is also widely accessible to visitors with disabilities. Open seven days a week Monday through Sunday and closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.
This San Diego museum features more than 20,000 objects, including a strong Spanish paintings collection. Exhibits range in date from 3,000 B.C. to the present. Admission to the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden is free.
Explore the natural history of Southern California—from past to present—at the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT). From rattlesnakes and flesh-eating beetles, to dinosaurs and fossils, to a pendulum that proves the earth is spinning, there’s something for everyone at theNAT.
With more than 30 restored aircraft, the Midway brings you the most complete cross-section of carrier aviation in the world. From high up on the bridge down to the main engine room, taking you on a unique warship journey that engages the sights, sounds, and aromas of this symbol of American freedom.