Balboa Park Explorer Passes provide guests with several options to optimize their Balboa Park experience at an excellent rate. Explorer Passes are available for purchase at the Explorer kiosk at the Admissions Desk. The kiosks only accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. To purchase Explorer Passes with cash, please visit the Balboa Park Visitors Center. Purchase online now!
One Day Explorer Pass – Good for one admission to five museums in one day.
Multi-Day Explorer Pass – Good for one admission to each of the 16 participating museums. Valid for seven consecutive days.
Multi-Day Combo Explorer Pass + San Diego Zoo – Good for one admission to each of the 16 participating museums plus one day at the Zoo. Valid for seven consecutive days.
Please note: Explorer Passes are good for General Admission only and do not include special exhibitions.
The Balboa Park Annual Explorer Pass provides general admission to 16 participating institutions in Balboa Park for an entire year for one low price. Annual Explorer pass holders receive general admission to The Nat as well as access to one 3D film each time they visit.
Please note: Separately ticketed exhibitions are not included in the Annual Explorer pass, but a discounted rate is offered.
Annual Explorer passes are available online or in person at the Explorer kiosk at the Admissions Desk. The kiosk only accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Adult (ages 18+)–$129
Senior (ages 65+ with valid ID)–$99
Student (full time students with ID)–$99
Family (up to two adults and up to four children ages 3–17)–$229
Family Plus (for families with five or more children ages 3–17)–$229+