San Diego's 27th Annual Museum Month: February 2017

WHO: Adding excitement to the winter season, adults and children from all over San Diego are invited to experience Macy’s Museum Month with half-off admission at over 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. From historians at heart to entertainment seekers, there is something for everyone at participating museums and historical sites during Macy’s Museum Month in February 2017.

WHAT: Heading into its 27th year, Macy’s Museum Month gives visitors and locals in San Diego a chance to discover what’s new at more than 40 area museums with incredible savings. Participants can pick up a Macy’s Museum Month Pass at any area Macy’s store to enjoy half-off admission to all of the participating San Diego Museum Council member museums through the entire month of February. This popular program applauds San Diego’s rich arts and culture destinations while highlighting the amazing contributions of the local museum community. The roster of museums spans the likes of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, USS Midway Museum, The New Children’s Museum, Museum of Making Music, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Natural History Museum, and much more.

“San Diego is a rich arts and culture destination and we couldn’t be more proud to celebrate Macy’s Museum Month,” said Theresa Kosen, executive director of the San Diego Museum Council. “The heart of our local museum community blossomed in Balboa Park over a century ago and today we stand as an extraordinary footprint of museums located as far north as the Oceanside Museum of Art in the City of Oceanside and south toward the Tijuana Estuary at the International border. Our thanks go to sponsors like Macy’s who make February an exciting time to visit San Diego’s museums.”

Macy’s Museum Month was created in 1989 to promote awareness of the region’s museums, historical sites, educational institutions, and cultural offerings. This month-long promotion has grown to become a cultural tradition unrivaled in the United States. Last year nearly 30,000 visitors used a Macy’s Museum Month Pass to enjoy half-priced admissions at San Diego area museums.

WHEN: February 1–28, 2017

WHERE: San Diego Museum Council member museums throughout San Diego county. Museum Month passes may be picked up at any of the 15 Macy’s locations in the San Diego area, including Temecula and Imperial Valley.

HOW: Individuals can pick up a free Macy’s Museum Month pass at local Macy’s stores throughout February to receive half off admission at more than 40 San Diego County museums. Guests with a pass may bring up to three people to participating museums to receive half-off admission for the entire party. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions and events at participating museums.


Lauren Forgione

San Diego Museum Council
Executive Director Theresa Kosen