Visit | Mingei International Museum

Hours

The Museum will be closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Please note on December 2 and 3 the Museum will only be open 5-9pm for December Nights.

Saturday - Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday - Friday10am - 8pm

Admission

The Commons Level is free for all, always. The Gallery Level requires admission for those 18 years and older. A ticket is required for all visitors to access the Gallery Level.

Adults (18 years and older)$14
Seniors, Students with ID and Military$10
ChildrenFree
Museums for All (EBT)Free

FAQs

Purchasing Tickets

Admission to the Museum's Gallery Level requires a ticket for both members and non-members. Tickets can be purchased or picked up at the front desk located near the Alcazar Garden entrance and elevators.

Visitor Guidelines

At all events, visitors are asked to follow a few simple guidelines to ensure a positive experience for all. Guidelines are based on safety, common sense and courtesy. Please be sure to review our guidelines before visiting the Museum.

Masks are encouraged but not required.

Directions & Parking

We are located in Balboa Park at 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. See Balboa Park Map for available parking, tram and museum locations with the park.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available Thursday - Sunday. The valet stand is located between the Japanese Friendship Garden and the House of Hospitality. It’s open to anyone who visits the park

Thursday & Friday: $20 for up to 3 hours, $5/hour thereafter
Saturday & Sunday: $25 for up to 4 hours, $5/hour thereafter

Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday and Friday: 4:30 - 11pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 11pm
  • Sunday: 11 am - 9pm
Accessibility

The west entrance to the Museum (in Alcazar Garden) is HP accessible. There are accessible parking spaces in the Alcazar Garden parking lot located on the west side of the Museum.

Museum Map

View and download a map of the Museum here.

Free Tuesdays

Every Balboa Park museum offers free general admission on a rotating basis each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego. As part of this program, Mingei offers free admission to everyone every third Tuesday of the month. No ID verification is required.

Museums for All

As part of the nationwide program, Museums for All, Mingei offers free admission for those who present an EBT, SNAP or WIC card.

Blue Star Museum

Mingei is a Blue Star Museum, providing free museum admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.

December Nights Hours

December 2 and 3 the Museum will only be open 5-9pm. Stay in the know by subscribing to our email list.