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Museums

 
 

Free admission!

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday (12/6) and Saturday (12/7)

 

 

Centro Cultural de la Raza

Dedicated to creating, promoting and preserving Chicano, Mexican, Indigenous and Latino art and culture, Centro features rotating exhibits and performances with theater, dance, music, and film and video.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Centro Cultural de la Raza
AREA: Park Boulevard South

Comic-Con Museum

Comic-Con Museum's mission is to celebrate all that is pop culture in new and unexpected ways. While scheduled to open in late Spring 2021, the museum still plans on offering holiday cheer with a pop culture twist.


HOURS: Saturday, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Comic-Con Museum
AREA: Palisades

Fleet Science Center

With more than 100 interactive exhibits and an IMAX dome theater, the Fleet Science Center offers a world of discovery and adventure for kids and adults alike.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades

Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden's 12 acres are a tranquil respite from the city, featuring bonsai, a moon-viewing deck, black pine trees, azaleas, ornamental plants and much more.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
VENUE: Japanese Friendship Garden
AREA: Organ Pavilion

Museum of Photographic Arts

As one of only three museums in the U.S. devoted to photography, film and video, MOPA offers thought-provoking exhibits and is home to a collection of nearly 9,000 images from contemporary artists.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Museum of Photographic Arts
AREA: El Prado

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Filled with historic aircraft and spacecraft from around the world, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is where imagination takes flight.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades

San Diego Automotive Museum

Explore the evolution of the automobile while taking in some of the world's most eye-catching cars at the San Diego Automotive Museum.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Automotive Museum
AREA: Palisades

San Diego History Center

Discover San Diego's rich history and learn about the region's emerging role in the 21st century at the San Diego History Center.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The world's largest operating model railroad museum offers four enormous scale and model layouts along with a Toy Train Gallery with an interactive Lionel layout for children.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Model Railroad Museum
AREA: El Prado

San Diego Museum of Art

From the art of East Asia to German Expressionism to 19th & 20th century American paintings to scultpures, the San Diego Museum of Art is home to more than 20,000 pieces of art.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama

San Diego Museum of Man

Dedicated to the study of humankind, the museum offers a vast array of exhibits from beer to cannibalism to monsters as well as guided tours of the iconic California Tower. Due to construction, the museum and outdoor areas will be closed for the safety the safety of December Nights attendees. See you in 2020!


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Man
AREA: Plaza de Panama

San Diego Natural History Museum

Wander through revealing exhibits ranging from dinosaur fossils to rare gems to Southern California wildlife at the San Diego Natural History Museum.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades

Spanish Village Art Center

The Spanish Village Art Center, long a destination for artists and artlovers alike, is a thriving community of 200 local artisans, including painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay artists and more.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Spanish Village Art Center
AREA: Spanish Village

The Old Globe

As one of the country's best regional theaters, The Old Globe will open its doors for theater tours, costume displays in the lobby, and its annual Whoville display. For over a decade, a crowd favorite is the holiday-themed Costume display in the Lobby, curated by Resident Design Associate Charlotte Devaux Shields from the vast Globe costume stocks!


HOURS: Saturday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama

Timken Museum of Art

Home to a world-class collection of European and American masterpieces and Russian icons, the Timken is also known for its "Jewels of the Season," an annual display of colorful holiday ornaments.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Timken Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama

WorldBeat Center

Housed in a colorfully painted former water tower, WorldBeat Center works to promote African, African-American and other indigenous cultures of the world through art, music, dance, education and technology.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: WorldBeat Center
AREA: Park Boulevard South

 
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