Give the Gift of Exploration and Adventure For an Entire Year with the Balboa Park Annual Explorer Pass

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Balboa Park Explorer Pass

Gift a Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass* this holiday season and give adventure and exploration all year long. Current passholders will receive two Balboa Park Explorer One-Day passes with each Annual Pass purchase.** Balboa Park Explorer One-Day or Multi-Day pass purchasers that are not current annual passholders are invited to credit their passes toward an annual pass purchase.***

Purchase a Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass online, or visit us at Balboa Park’s December Nights, December 1-2, 2017. Look for our booth in the Palisades Lot for a chance to win two Balboa Park Explorer One-Day Passes—perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests. December Nights is celebrating its 40th consecutive year! See the Park come alive with the holiday spirit during two days and nights of music, dancing, performances, lights, food, and more.

The Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass provides passholders the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and artistic offerings of Balboa Park in an easy and affordable way, and is the best money-saving option for enjoying all the Park has to offer. Benefits include:

  • Complimentary general admission* to 16 museums throughout the Park.
  • Complimentary admission to Maker Faire San Diego 2018.
  • Explorer Experiences—exclusive events, behind-the-scenes access, tours, and more!
  • Park Picks—Customized newsletters and personal recommendations directly from Park staff.
  • Discounted rides on the Electriquette drivable wicker carts.
  • Discounted IMAX tickets in the Fleet Science Center.
  • No blackout dates.*

The Balboa Park Explorer Annual Pass provides general admission to 16 museums in Balboa Park, with discounts for families, seniors and students, and no blackout dates,* starting at just $99. In addition to exclusive Explorer-only events monthly, Balboa Park Explorer Annual passholders also receive a bi-weekly newsletter plus the latest announcements, special offers, and visitor recommendations curated by Park staff. Balboa Park Explorer Annual Passes are available for purchase online at Single and multi-day pass options are also available. The Explorer Pass program directly funds participating museums in Balboa Park. Visit us at,

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is a nonprofit organization through which 30 arts, science and cultural institutions in Balboa Park collaborate to achieve shared goals. By helping these groups achieve greater organizational efficiency, innovation and excellence, it seeks to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. For more information visit

*Not valid for select events, special exhibitions and programs. IMAX is available at the special price of $9.95. Before visiting a museum, please contact the museum for information on additional events, special exhibitions, and film costs.

**Offer valid for current Balboa Park Explorer Annual passholders, on annual pass purchases made between November 13, 2017 and January 7, 2018. Passholder status will be checked prior to receiving complimentary tickets. Complimentary tickets will be sent to primary purchaser. Maximum four (4) complimentary Balboa Park Explorer One-Day passes per purchaser.

***Credit must be applied within one week of first use. Apply credit at the Visitor Center. Rules and restrictions apply.