Kids Get in Free in October at Many San Diego Museums

It’s October in San Diego – a time for pumpkin patches, fall school carnivals and weather that fluctuates between crisply cool and crispy dry. It’s also the time of year when kids under 12 can get into many local museums for free – a nice way for parents to bring a little culture into a month normally full of costumes and candy.

To take advantage of the month-long Kids Free in October promotion, you’ll need to get a digital coupon from the San Diego Museum Council’s website.

Once you have that, you’re ready to start exploring the 40+ participating arts, cultural and science museums, as well as historical sites, in San Diego County!


While the list of museums and events is exhaustive, we have compiled a few recommendations from the museums that also have nonprofit agency funds with The San Diego Foundation, including Living Coast Discovery Center, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Museum of Photographic Arts, New Americans Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego History Center and the Water Conservation Garden.

If, after visiting these museums, you find that you want to give back, an easy way to do so is to contribute to the institution’s nonprofit fund via The San Diego Foundation’s website. Every dollar donated is amplified through The Foundation’s investment strategies.

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