San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Reports Attendance Boost Thanks to Comic-Con 2018

July 26, 2018


San Diego, CA, July 26, 2018 – The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) is proud to report a notable increase in visitor attendance due to the San Diego Comic-Con: International last week at the San Diego Convention Center located across the street in downtown San Diego.

The annual convention, which just celebrated its 49th year, attracts thousands to downtown San Diego’s scenic streets, and the foot traffic leads masses past the museum’s doors.

SDCHM buildings provided creative spaces for Comic-Con exhibitors – like advertising agency Giant Spoon’s promotional film campaign – which increased revenue for the museum, a non-profit institution.

“This is Comic-Con’s 28th year being held at the San Diego Convention Center, and the convention has certainly outgrown the convention center space,” SDCHM Board Chairman Michael Yee said. “Its mass popularity and vast programming encourages businesses to host their events outside the convention, which give small non-profits like our museum an opportunity to rent our event spaces.”

General admission tickets to the museum are $5.00, which includes access to all exhibits. For more information, visit or call (619) 338-9888.

About the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum:

Founded in 1986 as the San Diego Chinese Historical Society of Greater San Diego and Baja California, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) opened in 1996 and is one of few US institutions dedicated to sharing the Chinese-American experience and to promoting Chinese history, art and culture. In 30 years as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, SDCHM has transformed a historic, abandoned building downtown in what was once San Diego’s Chinatown into a state-of-the-art multi-site museum that plays a critical role in the cultural life of the San Diego community.   SDCHM has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors, collected thousands of ethnographic artifacts, and hosted hundreds of educational programs and exhibitions. SDCHM’s mission is to educate and inspire by preserving and celebrating the richness of Chinese history, art, culture and the contributions of Chinese Americans. For more information about the museum, call 619-388-9888 or visit


Photo by Criselda Yee