San Diego History Center in Balboa Park: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm Junípero Serra Museum: Check here for Fall hours

San Diego History Center in Balboa Park

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm


Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park

Saturday, September 11: 11a – 4pm

Sunday, September 12: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, September 18: 11am – 2pm*

Sunday, September 19: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, September 25: 11a – 4pm

Sunday, September 26: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, October 2: 11a – 4pm

Sunday, October 3: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, October 9: 11am – 2pm*

Sunday, October 10: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, October 16: 11am – 2pm*

Sunday, October 17: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, October 23: 11am – 2pm*

Sunday, October 24: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, November 6: 11am – 2pm*

Sunday, November 7: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, November 13: 11a – 4pm

Sunday, November 14: 11a – 4pm

Saturday, November 20: 11am – 2pm*

Sunday, November 21: 11a – 4pm

*Adjusted to accommodate private event.

For Museum Public Visitors

Effective June 15, 2021: The State of California and County of San Diego
have modified the COVID-19 Guidance as follows:


  • Occupancy levels are restored.
  • Social Distancing is not required but recommended.
  • Masks are recommended for all individuals entering the museum.
  • Masks ARE REQUIRED for guests who are not fully vaccinated. NOTE: The San Diego History Center will not require guests to attest or verify vaccine status. By entering the museum without a mask, you are attesting that you are fully vaccinated and are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 OR do not feel well and healthy, please do not enter.
  • The History Center will maintain sneeze guard barriers on Welcome Desk as well as hand sanitizing stations.


Thank you for your cooperation as we work to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to our museums.

New Virtual Presentations Scheduled for This Month

San Diego During WWII

This talk will address how the rapid expansion of both military and manufacturing jobs affected day to day life San Diego and whether the title “America’s Finest City” would have applied to the city during World War II.


Legacies of the Past

Historian Linda Canada will introduce you to hidden or forgotten reminders of people, places, and events important to San Diego’s history.


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