Parks & Museums

San Diego Museums & Natural Parks

Visit San Diego Museums & Natural Parks. Looking to explore San Diego's natural parks and museums? Take a look at our recommended list. Visit beautiful Balboa park, board the USS Midway or spend a day at Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Ever changing. Always amazing. Where culture, science, and nature collide, Balboa Park is home to more than 16 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, there is something for everyone.
Location: San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 239-0512
Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is an aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
Location: 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 534-3474
USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway.
Location: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600
Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

The San Diego Natural History Museum is a museum located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It was founded in 1874 as the San Diego Society of Natural History.
Location: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-3821
The San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art is a fine arts museum located at 1450 El Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego, California that houses a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art.
Location: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102
Junipero Serra Museum

Junipero Serra Museum

A Spanish Revival-style building made for San Diego History Museum. Operated by the San Diego History Center, the Junipero Serra Museum is an world known San Diego landmark. The Museum is situated above Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, located at one of the most important historical sites on the West Coast, where the first European settlers came to what is known today as the State of California!
Location: 2727 Presidio Dr, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 232-6203
Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, in San Diego, California, US, is an art museum focused on the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art from 1950 to the present.
Location: 700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 454-3541
Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, established in 1948, preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States. Located on the San Diego Bay, the centerpiece of the museum`s collection is the Star of India, an 1863 iron bark.
Location: 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum in San Diego, California, United States. The museum is located in Balboa Park and is housed in the former Ford Building, which is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
Location: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is 2,000 acres of coastal state park located in the community of La Jolla, in San Diego, California, off North Torrey Pines Road. Although it is located within San Diego city limits, it remains one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast.
Location: 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037