Education Offerings During Closure

Mingei is planning a major renovation over the next year – one that will transform the way the Museum serves the community. A primary goal of this project is to increase accessibility to the Museum’s collection, exhibition and educational programs for all ages. We are thrilled to share that the new Museum will have a dedicated classroom space, along with new public outdoor areas, a multi-purpose performance space and much more!

Though the Museum’s Balboa Park location will be closed beginning September 3rd, there are many ways for teachers, students and families to experience Mingei during the closure. 

⭳ Download our Education Offerings Field Guide PDF


Mingei Away

Bringing the Museum to the Classroom

While the Museum’s building is temporarily closed for renovation, the Mingei Education Team will offer free interactive and engaging K-12 classroom visits. Students will be able to explore the Museum’s diverse collection through images and real objects that can be handled and touched. Visits are based on availability. 

For more information or to be added to the wait list, please fill out this form


Museum Career Day

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the jobs at Mingei International Museum. Designed for high school and college classes, students will have the opportunity to freely discuss careers in museums with a featured staff member.

For more information or to be added to the wait list, please fill out this form.


Family Sunday Pop-Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Join us for Family Sunday Pop-Up hosted on the third Sunday of each month at one of three area libraries: City Heights/Weingart, Malcolm X/Valencia Park, and Logan Heights. The program is FREE and includes interactive activities throughout the library, a hands-on art project, musical performances, storytelling, prizes and much more.  

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Mini Mingei Story Time

Look, discuss and listen during this interactive story time intended for art-loving children and families of all ages. This program will pop-up at various locations throughout San Diego. Visit for dates and locations.


Questions? Email the Education Department or call (619)704-7507