February is San Diego Museum Month 2023

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February is 2023 San Diego Museum Month


San Diego Museum Month starts today, with terrific museum benefits you might want to take advantage of throughout February.


San Diego Museum Month is a wonderful opportunity! You can obtain discounts at over 60 museums, historic sites, and venues throughout San Diego until the 28th.


It’s easy - just pick up your discount pass at one of the 75 San Diego Libraries (county libraries, public libraries, and community libraries). You’ll receive 50% off the cost of regular admission for up to 4 people. You may find some other special offers, too.


Keep in mind that certain special programs and exhibits may have other admission fees. Furthermore, some exhibits might not qualify for a discount. It’s wise to check with the venue first to see if there are limitations.


Are you a Carlsbad resident? Grab your discount passes at one of the 3 City of Carlsbad library locations:


Dove Library (La Costa area) at 1775 Dove Lane off El Camino Real

Library Learning Center at 3368 Eureka Place

Georgina Cole Library east of the Village at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive


You have until February 28 to use them. Discount passes may be used more than once, although the number of visits to a particular museum may be restricted.


There is no cost for these discount passes and the rewards are pretty substantial.


Participating museums and historic sites are all members of the San Diego Museum Council. What a terrific opportunity in February 2023 to enjoy your favorites, plus explore museums you haven’t visited.


In Carlsbad you can enjoy the Museum of Making Music (this is definitely worth a visit - see slideshow below) and the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum.



Nearby, visit the California Surf Museum and Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, and the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.


California Surf Museum


San Diego Museum Month offers a wealth of opportunities. Don’t miss out!

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Comments (12)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

sounds like a great opportunity to get a little bit of culture in - and a museum for pretty much everyone's interests! 

Feb 01, 2023 11:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Lise Howe 

Agreed. We have some wonderful museums and a discount is always a good thing.


Feb 01, 2023 01:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jeff... sounds like San Diego has a museum for just about every interest out there. Hopefully lots of people will take advantage of the reduced rates during Museum Month.

Feb 01, 2023 12:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks Nina Hollander, Broker It keeps [growing each year so presumably that speaks to the popularity.

Yes, the list of museums, historic sites and similar venues is pretty impressive. I've only  been to a handful. Perhaps some more this month!


Feb 01, 2023 05:03 PM
Alex Gandel
Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate

Jeff, I love museums. This one looks pretty special. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 01, 2023 01:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks Alex Gandel 

The Museum of Making Music is great fun to visit, and they have some wonderful concerts during the year.


Feb 01, 2023 07:19 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

wow, Jeff Dowler, CRS what a fun museum to visit. I will never forget the size of the waves in California. I looked at this huge wave coming toward me and froze. Luckily a friend saw me and pulled me under. You know , we do not get waves like that on the east coast 

Feb 01, 2023 02:58 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

The surf IS different from the East Coast, at least from what I recall from living there Hannah Williams 


Feb 01, 2023 07:20 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Jeff what an awesome idea!  I love this and wish we had something like that in the Phoenix area.  We do visit the PHX Art Museum quite often as we've been members for years.  Our plan is to map out other places we'd like to go to and make it happen.  And a discount would be good for all too!

Feb 01, 2023 03:30 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I think it's an awesome way to encourage people to frequent the local museums Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Perhaps more communities will take the hint.

I haven't visited the Phoenix Art Museum on any of our trips but perhaps it needs to get added to the list of "must do."


Feb 01, 2023 07:23 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

Next time you two are in town be or guest at the museum!  There is a lovely restaurant there as well so we'll have lunch!

Feb 01, 2023 08:12 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff we have museums here in CT but nothing like this.

Feb 01, 2023 04:08 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's a pretty cool program George Souto 

Maybe other communities will copy the idea!


Feb 01, 2023 07:24 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Offering a discounted pass that allows for the family to be entertained at all of the museums sounds like a deal too good to pass. Hopefully people there will see it that way as well.

Feb 01, 2023 06:51 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I don't know the statistics Ed Silva but my guess is attendance goes way up at many museums during this special offering!


Feb 01, 2023 07:25 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So many wonderful museums in the San Diego area, and I wonder if people might spend their Valentine's day at one of them.

Feb 02, 2023 06:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Brian England 

No doubt there will be some takers on a Valentine's Day museum visit.


Feb 02, 2023 03:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Have an outstanding February.

Feb 02, 2023 10:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you for the compliment Roy Kelley 

Hope all is well...especially with Dolores!


Feb 02, 2023 03:52 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff,

I remember taking our kids on many trips to San Diego to see the museums and the Zoo.  There is so much to offer in your neck-o-the-woods!

Feb 02, 2023 03:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

No doubt there are some fond memories of your life in San Diego.

I hope to get out to visit a few other venues this month if we can.


Feb 02, 2023 03:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff my father was into Museums and thanks to him I learned to love to visit Museums all over the world, what a great incentive in light of the fact that his birthday was February 28th means more to me:)Endre

Feb 02, 2023 10:22 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Endre Barath, Jr. 

What a wonderful influence your Dad was!

I particularly enjoy visiting art and natural history museums.


Feb 03, 2023 10:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I liked those both as well Endre Barath, Jr. 


Feb 03, 2023 03:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Jeff Dowler, CRS  yes I love Art Museum visits too, one of my all-time favorites was the Impressionist Museum in Paris. As well as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Feb 03, 2023 03:12 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, when I lived in NYC, Saturdays were my museum days, sadly, we don't have much in Central FL. 

Feb 04, 2023 06:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

That's a wonderful way to spend a Saturday Beth Atalay . I'm sorry there aren't many museums in your area!


Feb 04, 2023 11:45 AM