Top 9 Museums in Balboa Park, San Diego Really Need A Visit


Explore San Diego's vibrant museum scene with our top 9 picks in Balboa Park. Dive into art, history, and innovation on a cultural journey through the heart of the city.

A historic building transformed into a museum celebrating comics, superheroes, and sci-fi. Hosts events complementing San Diego Comic-Con.

Centro Cultural de la Raza


Transforming a historic building, this museum celebrates comic books, superheroes, sci-fi, and hosts events, complementing the famous San Diego Comic-Con.

Comic-Con Museum


Discover over 100 interactive exhibits exploring science and innovation, plus an IMAX theater showcasing wonders of Earth and beyond.

Fleet Science Center


Explore 500 years of maritime history in San Diego Bay with historic ships, submarines, and bay tours. Experience seafaring adventures.

Maritime Museum of San Diego


Covering 28000 sq ft, it's the globe's biggest model railroad museum. With California's railroads in miniature, plus a Toy Train Gallery for kids.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum


Reopening after 3 years with expanded exhibit spaces, outdoor terraces, and two new dining spots by Urban Kitchen Group: ARTIFACT and Craft Café.

Mingei International Museum


Dedicated to lens-based art, we inspire and educate through exhibitions in English and Spanish, housing 9,000 images and 24,000 library items. 

Museum of Photographic Arts


In the iconic California Building, explore diverse exhibits spanning human history, culture, and breathtaking views from the California Tower. 

Museum of Us


Discover 80+ historic cars & bikes, like Louie Mattar’s 1947 Cadillac, setting a 1952 cross-country record with a premier motorcycle collection.

San Diego Automotive Museum


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