Two-hour metered parking ($1.25 per hour with a 2-hour limit) is available in front of the museum. Independent paid parking lots are located nearby:

  • Park it on Market (614 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101) – starting at $1.00 per hour. Museum guests are eligible for $2 discount at museum front desk with a parking ticket or a picture of the ticket.
  • Lot 1035 (450 2nd Ave) – $10.00 for 12 hours, $20.00 for 24 hours
  • Lot 526 (526 Island Ave) – $15.00 for six hours, 2:30 – 8:30 p.m.


The Convention Center Station (the green line) is two blocks southwest of the Museum.

MTS Trip Planner

Planning on using MTS public transportation? Use the MTS public trip planner to find the best route to our museum!

FRED Shuttles

Free Rides Everywhere Downtown (FRED) is a new shuttle service in the downtown San Diego area powered by 10 all-electric, open aired vehicles. For more information, check out The Free Ride SD.

Museum Map

Guaranteed Parking

To make parking easy and stress free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations. View real-time availability and pricing near the museum.

Simply compare parking options, reserve, and use your confirmation to access the facility. We strongly recommend that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.

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