Please visit our Garden Closures page to view early garden closures and exhibit closures.

Garden Regular Hours

10:00am - 7:00pm (Monday - Sunday)
Last admission at 6:00pm
Garden closes at 7:00pm

Special Exhibit Hours

Monday - Sunday
Open 10:45 am
Closes at 4:45pm
Last ticket sale at 3:45pm

Entrance Fees

There are two different types of tickets that are available for our guests: Combo Ticket & Garden Only

Combo Ticket
$12 - Adults
$11 - Students, Seniors (65+) & Active Duty Military (Must show ID)
$3- Members
Children Under 6 - FREE

Garden Only Ticket
$8 - Adults
$7 - Students, Seniors (65+) & Active Duty Military (Must show ID)
Members - FREE
Children Under 6 - FREE

  • Combo Ticket: Includes Garden and Special Exhibition (the special exhibition is inside the Inamori Pavilion, located in our lower garden) *See exhibit hours above.
  • Garden Only Ticket: Includes all outdoor Garden spaces


  • Free Tuesday: (3rd Tuesday of every month is FREE for San Diego Residents Only)
    NOTE: Picture ID is mandatory, out of county residents pay regular admission prices.
    (Limited entry info stuff)

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