Member updates for program, event and general admission

Museum of Photographic Arts


Current advisory: Temporary closure through the end of the month Ongoing updates: MOPA's dedicated COVID-19 page




San Diego Museum of Man


Current advisory: Temporary closure through the end of the month In response to the continuously evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the San Diego Museum of Man is temporarily closed to the public effective immediately through the end of March 2020. This decision stems from state and local health department recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and is in line with our fellow arts and culture institutions in Balboa Park. As previously stated, California Tower tours, public programs, and our Museum's participation in Resident's Free Days are suspended until further notice. Additionally, all school tours and workshops are suspended until April 6, 2020 in accordance with school closures mandated by the San Diego Unified School District. The Museum will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to make informed, timely decisions that are in the best interest of public health for our community members, visitors, and staff. We remain committed to the health and well-being of our community and as always, we are available to answer any questions you may have - please contact CFO/COO Erin Spiewak at espiewak@museumofman.org or (619) 239-2001 x 18. You can also check our website for updates here. We look forward to reopening and welcoming visitors back to the Museum as soon as we can safely and responsibly do so. Micah D. Parzen, Ph.D., J.D. Chief Executive Officer Ongoing updates: Museum of Man's dedicated COVID-19 page




San Diego Automotive Museum


Current advisory: Temporary closure through the end of the month Dear Friends of the San Diego Automotive Museum, As previously stated, the San Diego Automotive Museum has been closely monitoring and implementing recommendations provided by government agencies and public health officials, including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), California Department of Public Health Info and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (Public Health). In response to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, San Diego Automotive Museum has announced a temporary closure to the public, beginning Monday, March 16. We anticipate reopening March 28th. The San Diego Automotive Museum is commitment to the health and safety of our guests, and though these steps are difficult and painful, we are willing to take them. We are grateful to Governor Newsom for the clarity of these public health guidelines. The San Diego Automotive Museum has approached the unfolding coronavirus situation with seriousness and care, and we have not made these decisions lightly. We will continue to monitor the situation, and we wish to assure our supporters and all of San Diego that we will institute every possible measure to ensure the continuing health not only of our many constituencies, but also of this institution. We look forward to reopening and welcoming visitors back to the Museum as soon as we can safely and responsibly do so. Sincerely, Lenny Leszczynski Executive Director Ongoing updates: San Diego Auto Museum's dedicated COVID-19 page




The San Diego Natural History Museum


Current advisory: Temporary closure through March 27. Effective Sunday, March 15 We have calmly and without panic decided to close The Nat to the public effective Sunday, March 15 at 5 PM, and will remain closed through March 27. While we have not been mandated to close, we plan to do so in an abundance of caution and as other public services in the Park begin to scale back or close.

We realize closures like these can feel ominous, but we see it as an act of solidarity—a collective effort to protect our most vulnerable populations.

Our museum doors may be closed, but our work will not stop. As we speak:

  • Our scientists are in the field working to protect and conserve wildlife.
  • Our educators are working on resources they can use online to keep learning going.
  • Our teams are still planning exciting new projects for later in the year that will bring you an even closer understanding of our natural world.
Stay tuned. Stay in touch. The natural world does not stop, and neither do we. Here are some resources you can explore to keep your brain going at home: Our science blog goes back through years of research and discovery. It will continue to be updated during this time. Our educational resources include plenty of activities you can do at home. Scroll through hundreds of historic texts, images, and art with our digital library resources. NEW! For the paleontologist in your life, 3D models of some specimens are online (just check the box at top and click “submit”). Take a hike. There’s never been a better time to enjoy nature. Ongoing updates: sdnhm.org




Spanish Village Art Center


Current advisory: Temporary closure through April 6. In response to recommendations from government officials regarding COVID-19 and in the best interest of public safety, the Spanish Village Art Center will be closed as of Monday March 16 and will tentatively reopen April 6, 2020. Individual studios may be open unless it becomes mandatory to close by decision of the State or County authorities. Ongoing updates: spanishvillageart.com




San Diego History Center


Current advisory: Temporary closure from March 16 Dear Friend of the San Diego History Center: For over 90 years, the San Diego History Center has been entrusted to preserve, reveal, promote and celebrate the history of our region – what makes San Diego unique! We diligently work and partner with key audiences to share the remarkable stories of our region with thousands of students, families, and visitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe. We’re also committed to being nimble and responsible, as an organization, as we serve our varied communities – especially through rapid changes in our environment. Today these commitments have been elevated to a new level. In accordance with guidance of our state and local public health officials regarding the COVID-19 crisis, the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park and the Junípero Serra Museum will be temporarily closed to the public effective Monday, March 16. Public health and governmental officials believe this preventative action is necessary to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus and to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. As we take these steps, we are also keeping those directly impacted by the virus, and those on the front lines of protecting our public health, in our thoughts. And all of us at the San Diego History Center look forward to opening our doors again soon to continue our work to share with residents and guests the remarkable history of our region. This is not the first time our community has been called to rally together to overcome adversity. In addition, we want to hear from you about how this historic event is affecting you, your neighbors and our community. Please share your stories by emailing me blawrence@sandiegohistory.org and visit SanDiegoHistory.org for operational updates and more information. In the meantime, thanks for your support and we humbly request considering a gift to help sustain the San Diego History Center. President and CEO
San Diego History Center Ongoing updates: Dedicated San Diego History Center COVID-19 page




San Diego Model Railroad Museum


Current advisory: Closing March 16 through the end of the month With growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests, staff members, and volunteers. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum will be closing to the public effective Monday, March 16 until March 31. We are closely following updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local health agencies. We will keep everyone up to date and informed of any changes in hours, events or programming. Ongoing updates: San Diego Model Railroad Museum dedicated COVIA-19 page




San Diego Civic Youth Ballet


Current advisory: Message from the Executive Director Ongoing updates: https://www.sdcyb.org/




San Diego Junior Theatre


Current advisory: A note from the Executive Director Posted on March 14, 2020 by James Saba Dear Junior Theatre Friends and Families, The Casa del Prado Theatre and classrooms have been temporarily closed by San Diego Parks and Recreation starting Monday, March 16, and there will be no access to the building until further notice. We will continue to keep you apprised of changes as they arise. Until then, our team is doing our best to keep all programming moving forward. Please note the following adjustments: – Wake Up, Brother Bear! performances on March 14-15 are canceled
– Winter classes canceled beginning Monday, March 16
– We will continue with Spring Break Camp enrollment until further notice
– Matilda has suspended rehearsals until further notice
– Matilda seating capacity reduced to 249 until further notice Please check this page for updates. If you have any questions regarding camps, classes, productions, or box office, please email carla@juniortheatre.com or teresa@juniortheatre.com, or you can leave a message at 619-239-1311 x222 or x226. Please be patient. We are doing our best to keep operations moving forward week-by-week. Sincerely,
The Junior Theatre Staff Ongoing updates: juniortheatre.com




San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory


Current advisory: A message from the Executive Director Based on Governor Newsom’s latest announcement regarding the health and safety of California residents, we are postponing this weekend’s concerts at Copley Symphony Hall and suspending all SDYS programs in Balboa Park through March 31, 2020. This includes weekend rehearsals, sponsored lessons, and ChIMES classes. The SDYS office will remain open during normal business hours unless otherwise notified. We are continuing to evaluate this fluid situation and will contact you regarding program updates. We are currently in touch with SDYS’ partner programs in the community and are making decisions regarding their status on a case-by-case basis. Again, we are continuing to evaluate this fluid situation and will contact you regarding program updates as soon as possible. We recognize that this is a difficult situation and will do our best to keep the SDYS community informed of changes and decisions as they happen. Sincerely, Dr. Michael Remson
President & CEO Jeff Edmons
Music Director Ongoing updates: sdys.org




San Diego Zoo


Current advisory: San Diego Zoo Current Letter Ongoing updates: Updates on their home page link




Fleet Science Center


Current advisory: Temporarily closed through the end of March Ongoing updates: https://www.rhfleet.org/




WorldBeat Cultural Center


Current advisory: Temporary closure through the end of the month Ongoing updates: WorldbBeat Center




Veterans Museum


Current advisory: Closed through the end of the month Ongoing updates: http://veteranmuseum.net/




Japanese Friendship Garden


Current advisory: Current advisory statement In response to the increase of COVID-19 cases worldwide, the Japanese Friendship Garden is proactively taking precautionary measures and following the guidelines set forth by Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Public Health, and the San Diego County Public Health Officer, the Japanese Friendship Garden will be officially closed to the Public from March 16 to March 26 and will reopen on March 27. Ongoing updates: http://www.niwa.org/




San Diego Art Institute


Current advisory: Temporary closure with reopening date TBD A Message to Our Supporters Regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19: In response to state and local public health officials regarding the COVID-19 health crisis,
the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park will be closed from Saturday, March 14 through the end of this month.
Because circumstances are changing so quickly, we’ll get back to you with a re-opening date. If you’ve scheduled an event or tour at SDAI during the period of our closure, please contact e.butler@sandiego-art.org beginning Monday, March 16th.
Thank you for your continued support; we sincerely appreciate your understanding and wish you all the best through these uncertain times. Jacqueline Silverman, Executive Director Ongoing updates: https://www.sandiego-art.org/




Friends of Balboa Park (Carousel)


Current advisory: Balboa Park Carousel close dthrough the end of March COVID-19 UPDATE With ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus, Friends is following the guidance of public health experts and local, state, and Federal officials to guide our efforts. This includes operations at the Balboa Park Carousel, which will be closed through the end of March. We are encouraging staff, volunteers, and visitors to follow recommended protocols related to staying healthy. Health and safety is priority number one for Friends of Balboa Park. Ongoing updates: https://friendsofbalboapark.org/




Comic-Con Museum


Current advisory: Events currently scheduled at Comic-Con Museum have been postponed. STATEMENT FROM COMIC-CON REGARDING COVID-19 March 12, 2020 To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced a recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled. Comic-Con (parent company of the Comic-Con Museum) will abide by this recommendation. Therefore events currently scheduled for the Comic-Con Museum have been postponed until a later date. Refunds for Pop Culture Science will be processed in the coming days. We continue to work closely with officials in San Diego and at this time no decision has been made regarding the rescheduling of Comic-Con slated to take place this summer; July 23-26, 2020. We urge everyone to follow the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health officials. Future updates: https://www.comic-con.org/museum




San Diego Air and Space Museum


Current advisory: Temporarily closing starting Monday March 16th. Ongoing updates: San Diego Air and Space Museum website




Timken Museum of Art


Current Advisory: Closing March 16 through the end of the month Ongoing updates: Watch this page




Mingei International Museum


Currently closed for extensive reimagining and renewal. Reopening 2021





The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 arts, science, and cultural organizations in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective of 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.