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Become an annual Japanese Friendship Garden member today and enjoy reciprocal admission to 35 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County for the whole month of May!

For more information on becoming an annual Japanese Friendship Garden member, click here! 

Please note: Balboa Park Explorer Pass holders are not included in this program.

To enjoy this special benefit, present your current membership card and ID to enjoy free entrance to the following institutions:

  • Barona Museum & Cultural Center*
  • Birch Aquarium
  • Bonita Museum
  • California Surf Museum
  • Coronado Museum of History & Art*
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
  • Gaslamp Museum, Davis-Horton House
  • Heritage of the Americas Museum
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • Museum of Making Music
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • New Americans Museum*
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
  • The New Children's Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • Timken Museum of Art*
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
  • Visions Art Museum
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum
  • Water Conservation Garden*
  • Whaley House Museum
  • Women's Museum of California

*Denotes museums that do not charge admission.

Earlier Event: April 30
The Edo Marionette Puppet Theater
Later Event: May 5
Children's Day