Hours and Ticketing

Regular Hours 

PLEASE NOTE that while this is our regular schedule, there are often changes due to Private Events. Please scroll down to view EARLY GARDEN CLOSURES.

Monday - Thursday

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

Friday
 
10:00am-8:00pm (Last admission at 7:00pm, Garden closes at 8:00pm)
 
Saturday and Sunday
 
10:00am-4:30pm (Last admission at 3:30pm, Garden closes at 4:30pm)
 
 
*Please note that the SPECIAL EXHIBIT will close everyday at 5:00pm with last opportunity to purchase tickets at 4:00pm. 
 
 
EARLY GARDEN CLOSURES:
 
September

Tuesday, 9/20: Free Tuesday. On this day, we are FREE for San Diego Residents only 

(Picture ID is mandatory, out of county residents pay regular admission prices). 
Last admission at 4:00pm, Garden closes at 5:00pm
 

 

SPECIAL EXHIBIT CLOSURES:
 
August
August 27th 
 
September
September 2nd-4th
September 8th-10th
September 30th-October 1st

 

 
 
 
This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at 10 participating museums. Explorer passholders and members of the Japanese Friendship Garden receive free general admission. Kick off your weekend in style and get your culture fix by checking out a museum (or several) after hours, and enjoy food trucks and entertainment on select dates.
 

Please note: FREE TUESDAY is the 3rd Tuesday of every month. On this day, we are FREE for San Diego Residents only (Picture ID is mandatory, out of county residents pay regular admission prices). Free Tuesday hours are from 10am-5pm with last entry at 4pm.

 

Entrance Fees:

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

  • Combo Ticket: Includes Garden and Special Exhibition (the special exhibition is inside the Inamori Pavilion, located in our lower canyon)
  • Garden Only Ticket: Includes all outdoor Garden spaces
  Combo Ticket Garden Only Ticket
Adults $13 $8
Senior (65+), Student, Military
(must show ID)
$12 $7
Children Under 6 FREE FREE
Members $4 FREE

 

Holiday Schedule:

  • Memorial Day: 10:00am-7pm (last admission at 6pm)
  • Independence Day: 10:00am-7:00pm (last admission at 6pm)
  • Labor Day: 10:00am-7pm (last admission at 6pm)
  • Columbus Day: 10:00am-4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
  • Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
  • Friday after Thanksgiving: 10:00am-4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
  • Christmas Eve: 10:00am-4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • New Year's Eve: 10:00am-4:30pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
  • New Year's Day: CLOSED