Entrance Fees

JFG Regular Admission

$12 - Adults
$10 - Students, Seniors (65+), Active Duty and Retired Military (Must show ID)
Members - FREE
Children (6 and under)  - FREE

*For online purchases, please note that you will still need to present your ticket (digitally or printed) at the admissions window. Those with a military, senior, or student ticket will also need to present valid identification.

Special Exhibit Hours

10:45 am - 4:00 pm (Monday - Sunday)
Please check for closures.

JFG Summer Hours

March 11th, 2019- November 3rd, 2019
10:00am - 7:00pm (Monday - Sunday)

Last admission at 6:00 pm
Please click here to check for early closures.

JFG Winter Hours

November 26th, 2018- March 10th, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm (Monday - Sunday)

Last admission at 5:00 pm
Please click here to check for early closures.

Free Tuesday 

(December 18, 2019 for San Diego Residents, Active Military & Dependants)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last admission 4:00 pm
Please click here to check for early closures.

Wheelchair and Shuttle Service

For those in need of wheelchair accommodation or shuttle service from the lower garden, please contact us at (619) 232-2721.

Discounts and Promotions

  • Free Tuesday: (3rd Tuesday of every month is FREE for San Diego Residents and active military & their dependents only)
    NOTE: Early closure at 5:00 pm with last entry at 4:00 pm; picture ID is mandatory, out of county residents pay regular admission prices.

  • San Diego Go Card: Visit Go San Diego Card to make your trip more enjoyable! “Turn your visit to San Diego into a lifelong memory. Use your tools for discovery and exploration in San Diego-use your Go San Diego Card to breeze in and out of all the special attractions.” Sign-up here!

  • Balboa Park Explorer Card: Offering exceptional convenience and value, the Balboa Park Annual Explorer is the the only annual pass of its kind connecting you to 16 institutions-- all within walking distance. Sign-up here!

  • Groups Discount: $1 off each admission for groups of 10 or more paid admissions. 

Banner Photo Credit: Dominic Nepomuceno