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Summer Family Mural Project

Join us during "Food Truck Fridays" in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.  Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt.  Each date has a unique activity, highlighting different paintings in the museum. Everyone in the family can be an artist and a detective, and discover the wonders within the Timken! Open to all ages; registration not required; admission is always free.

Summer 2018 Dates: June 8; July 6; August 3; September 7

Neighborhood: Downtown

Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Aug 3, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Admission is Free


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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Locals and visitors to San Diego area are in for a special treat this February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at a San Diego City or County libraries to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums. The pass can be used to visit multiple museums across the region.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of the program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!


Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2019

On April 27-28, 2019, the Mission Federal ArtWalk will celebrate its 35th annual event in the streets of Little Italy. Featuring more than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe. More than just an art event, the festival is a family-friendly opportunity to participate in interactive art installations and features live and features live music and dance performances.


Stepping Feet

Mar 1, 2019

One of the best Dave Matthew's Band tributes will take our stage again to perform some of the band's greatest hits like Crash Into Me, Ants Marching, and The Space Between!

Ages: 21+
Ticket Price: $15 Advanced / $17 Day of Show
Doors/Show: 7:30/9:00pm

Genre: Dave Matthews Band Tribute

Ticket Price: $15 advanced / $17 day of show

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

TABLE RESERVATION / VIP: / (619) 836-1847

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Our Next Guest Artist

Feb 16, 2019

Arthur Trace The Artful Deceiver delivers an original and strong magic experience that astonishes and entertains the mind, senses, and funny bone. The show takes audiences on an amazing trip into Arthur’s headspace, where anything is possible, as he acts out a series of imaginative plots through sleight of hand.

The following are only a handful of the scenarios you will experience:

What would you do if you could stop time? Arthur will show you what he would do, and the outcome is funny and surprising.
An “invisible bee” that’s brought to life
Arthur will transform a piece of rope into a magical violin.
A long-distance call via a tin-can phone – the result is unexpected.

One show only Valentine's Day weekend!



Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2019

Stepping Feet

Mar 1, 2019

Our Next Guest Artist

Feb 16, 2019

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