Visit | Mingei International Museum

Hours

The Museum will be closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The building will close at 5pm on June 10 for a special event.

Saturday - Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday - Friday10am - 8pm

Admission

The Commons Level is free for all, always. The Gallery Level requires admission for those 18 years and older.

Mingei is a Blue Star Museum, providing free museum admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day.

Adults (18 years and older)$14
Seniors, Students with ID and Military$10
ChildrenFree
Museums for All (EBT)Free

FAQs

Health & Safety

Masks are required for all guests (ages 2+) inside the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.

Visitor Guidelines

At all events, visitors are asked to follow a few simple guidelines to ensure a positive experience for all. Guidelines are based on safety, common sense and courtesy. Please be sure to review our guidelines before visiting the Museum.

Directions & Parking

We are located in Balboa Park at 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. See Balboa Park Map for available parking, tram and museum locations with the park.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available Thursday - Sunday. The valet stand is located between the Japanese Friendship Garden and the House of Hospitality. It’s open to anyone who visits the park

Thursday & Friday: $20 for up to 3 hours, $5/hour thereafter
Saturday & Sunday: $25 for up to 4 hours, $5/hour thereafter

Hours of Operation:

  • Thursday and Friday: 4:30 - 11pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 11pm
  • Sunday: 11 am - 9pm
Accessibility

The west entrance to the Museum (in Alcazar Garden) is HP accessible. There are accessible parking spaces in the Alcazar Garden parking lot located on the west side of the Museum.

Museum Map

View and download a map of the Museum here.

Free Tuesdays

Every Balboa Park museum offers free general admission on a rotating basis each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego. As part of this program, Mingei offers free admission to everyone every third Tuesday of the month. No ID verification is required.

Museums for All

As part of the nationwide program, Museums for All, Mingei offers free admission for those who present an EBT, SNAP or WIC card.

Plan your Visit

The Museum will be closed Monday, May 30.

Visit us Saturday-Wednesday from 10am-5pm and Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm.