The Big Exchange

  • EVENT DATE: May 1 – 18, 2018
  • LOCATION:
    Valid at participating locations (see below).

bigexchange smMembership has its privileges! The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at more than 30 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County. Show your current membership card and get free entry to the organizations listed below.

Simply head to your favorite participating museum, tell your guest services representative that you are there for “The Big Exchange,” then show your member card from any participating museum for complimentary reciprocal admission. Maximum of four people per membership.

Each membership is reciprocal per guest or membership status. For example, a single membership would enjoy a similar access for one attendee at a participating museum. A family membership might enjoy entrance for up to four guests at another participating museum.

Participating museums: 

  1. Barona Cultural Center & Museum*
  2. Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  3. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum
  4. California Surf Museum
  5. Coronado Museum of History & Art*
  6. Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
  7. Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
  8. Heritage of the Americas Museum
  9. Japanese Friendship Garden
  10. Living Coast Discovery Center
  11. Lux Art Institute
  12. Maritime Museum of San Diego
  13. Marston House Museum & Garden
  14. Mingei International Museum
  15. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
  16. Museum of Making Music
  17. Museum of Photographic Arts
  18. New Americans Museum*
  19. Oceanside Museum of Art
  20. San Diego Archaeological Center
  21. San Diego Art Institute
  22. San Diego Automotive Museum
  23. San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
  24. San Diego History Center
  25. San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  26. San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat)
  27. The New Children's Museum
  28. The San Diego Museum of Art
  29. Timken Museum of Art*
  30. USS Midway Museum
  31. Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
  32. Visions Art Museum
  33. Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum
  34. Water Conservation Garden*
  35. Whaley House Museum

*Denotes museums that do not charge admission.

Please note: Balboa Park Explorer Pass holders are not included in this program.