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Timken Museum of Art

Always free!

The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park preserves the Putnma Foundation's collection of European and American for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego area residents and visitors. The Museum celebrates the important role of art as a way of enriching lives and nurturing the creative spirit in all of us. And as always, access is free!  

1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 239-5548


Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: Noon to 4:30 PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays


What to Know:

  • Admission is always FREE!
  • Membership: Experience exclusive events and ensure the growth of the Timken
  • Docent guided tours are free and can be given in 8 different languages
  • The Timken is a highly acclaimed example of Mid-Century Modern architecture.

Don't Miss:

  • Art in the Evening: Join distinguished lecturers followed by receptions
  • Day trips: Educational day trips to various museums throughout the region
  • Park Wide Food Truck Friday: Free Family Fun with story tales and art workshops
  • Music & Masters: Nuvi Mehta's quarter enchanting musical nights at the Museum

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