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Museum of Photographic Arts

Photography Museum at Pay What You Wish admission

Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum of Photographic Arts is a vibrant center for visual learning. Since its founding in 1983, the museum’s endeavors to consistently address cultural, historical and social issues through its exhibitions and educational programs.

MOPA is one of three independent photography museums in the United States and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. As a 501(c)(3) organization, MOPA is generously supported by members, individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. Walk in today with a Pay What You Wish admission price. 

The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.

1649 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 238-7559
info@mopa.org

Hours

• Galleries: Friday-Sunday
11am-4pm
• Shop: Friday-Sunday
12pm-4pm

Social

What to do in San Diego today

  • See unforgettable images from around the globe
  • Walk through award-winning exhibitions
  • Watch unique film screenings and exclusive art house films
  • Be inspired by MOPA's annual juried youth exhibition

Balboa Park Photography Museum

  • Visit the MOPA Shop for a curated set of items for the camera geek in you
  • Bring the family and check out educational exhibitions
  • Join our community of photo lovers with your MOPA membership
  • Access all of this with your Pay What You Wish admission price

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours

What to do in San Diego today

  • See unforgettable images from around the globe
  • Walk through award-winning exhibitions
  • Watch unique film screenings and exclusive art house films
  • Be inspired by MOPA's annual juried youth exhibition

Balboa Park Photography Museum

  • Visit the MOPA Shop for a curated set of items for the camera geek in you
  • Bring the family and check out educational exhibitions
  • Join our community of photo lovers with your MOPA membership
  • Access all of this with your Pay What You Wish admission price

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants
  • Total Number of Seats: 140
  • Private Room Capacity: 175

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