Kids FREE in October is back!

Madyson practices her shooter pose on the USS Midway

Being a kid in San Diego is awesome any time of the year, but it is especially awesome in October, when kids 12 and under receive FREE admission to over 40 museums in San Diego County through the Kids Free in October program!

Baby Carson living free in “no rules…except” at the New Children’s Museum

Entering into its eighth year, this popular initiative provides a significant savings to thousands of San Diegans (and tourists) each year. From October 1st-31st, families can take advantage of free admission for up to two kids for every adult ticket purchased at some of our favorite, local spots.

Lucas plays in The Wonder Sound at the New Children’s Museum

To participate, just download the Kids Free in October coupon (or pick one up at a local Mission Federal Credit Union) and present it at the participating museum’s admissions desk.

Eleanor and Ben get creative at the Fleet

A full directory of participating venues can be found on the San Diego Museum Council’s website, but a few of our personal favorites to visit with kids are listed below! Want to know where the best value is? We’ve also noted the normal cost of a child ticket, so that you can gage your savings!


Nolan plays with dinos at the NATs new play space, The Playground

Standard cost of a child ticket to each museum is listed in ( )

Birch Aquarium at Scripps ($15)
Fleet Science Center ($18.95)
Living Coast Discovery Center ($11)
Maritime Museum of San Diego ($8)
San Diego Air & Space Museum ($10.95)
San Diego Automotive Museum ($4 – children 5 & under are ALWAYS free)
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum ($8)
San Diego Model Railroad Museum ($6 – children 5 & under are ALWAYS free)
San Diego Natural History Museum ($11.95)
The New Children’s Museum ($14)
The Water Conservation Garden (always free)
USS Midway Museum ($8 – children 5 & under are ALWAYS free)

Oliver hunts for the turtle at the Birch Aquarium

We hope you can join us throughout the month as we take advantage of these great offers. Head over to our play group to RSVP to some of our upcoming events, and follow us on Instagram as we explore our wonderful city!

Kids Free in October is presented by:


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