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Kids Go Free to the San Diego History Center

Explore the history of America's Finest City!


The San Diego History Center presents engaging, family-friendly exhibitions with participatory activities that tell the remarkable stories of our region – past, present, and future. View our award winning 30-minute film Balboa Park: The Jewel of San Diego. We also offer popular public programs and special events.

Young historians win a prize for finding Bum the Dog, San Diego's first and only official town canine!

Free admission in October for children with $10 suggested donation* for adults.

For information about our open days and hours, please visit us at

*Instead of a fixed admission fee, we look to your generosity to help make history accessible to all in our community, removing barriers for those who would otherwise not be able to experience our region's history, art, and culture.

San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado Suite #3
San Diego, CA 92101

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Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2022


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