Hours and Ticketing

Regular Hours 

10:00am-5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

Last admission at 4:00pm

Garden closes at 5:00pm
 
10:00am-4:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
 
Last admission at 3:30pm
 
Garden closes at 4:30pm
 
 
New Hours Starting on Memorial Day!
Monday through Thursday we will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm *
 
Friday we will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm as part of Balboa Park After Dark.* 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.


*These hours are subject to change depending on our private events schedule. Please call ahead to confirm operating hours.

 

 
 
 
Early Garden Closures:
 
June
 
Wednesday 6/1:
Last admission at 4:00pm, Garden closes at 5:00pm
Wednesday 6/15:
Last admission at 4:00pm, Garden closes at 5:00pm
Friday 6/24:
Last admission at 3:30pm, Garden closes at 4:30pm
 
July
 
Friday 7/8:
Last admission at 3:30pm, Garden closes at 4:30pm

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).

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 $12 $8
Senior (65+), Student, Military
(must show ID)
$11 $7
Children Under 6 FREE FREE
Members $3 FREE

 

Holiday Schedule:

  • Memorial Day: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Labor Day: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Columbus Day: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
  • Friday after Thanksgiving: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Christmas Eve: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • New Year's Eve: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • New Year's Day: CLOSED