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Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Region: Downtown
Museum of Photographic Arts

The Power of Photography

MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. MOPA is one of the world's premier institutions dedicated to photography and film. Encounter images that will inform and inspire you - from masterworks to emerging talent, portraits to photojournalism. Visit MOPA and shift your perspective.

See the Future

Photography is a dynamic medium, placing the lens into the palm of our hands and allowing images to be instantly captured and shared. As photography continues to evolve, so will MOPA. From new technologies to innovative arts education, we invite you to visit, explore and engage with us.


  • Unforgettable images from around the globe
  • Award-winning exhibitions illuminating photographic history and contemporary trends
  • Unique film screenings and exclusive art house films

Don't Miss

  • MOPA's Dubois Library, which holds over 20,000 volumes of works centered on photography
  • The Education Gallery for fun, imaginative exhibitions to inspire your own creativity
  • The MOPA Store for everything from Holgas and Dianas to t-shirts and art books

More Information

  • Weddings
  • Destination Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tours
  • General Admission Adult
  • General Admission Child
  • General Admission Senior
  • Restaurants