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The Big Exchange

Membership has its privileges!

The San Diego History Center is proud to be participating in The Big Exchange from May 1 – 31. The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at more than 30 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County! Show your current membership card and get free entry to the organizations listed below.

To take advantage of this special offer, simply head to your favorite participating museum. At entrance, tell your guest services representative that you are here for “the Big Exchange.” Then, show your membership card from any museum on the list for complimentary reciprocal admission.

Each membership is reciprocal, per guest or membership status. For example, a single membership would enjoy a similar access for one attendee at a participating museum. A family membership might enjoy entrance for up to four guests at another participating museum.

If you have recently renewed your membership or are a brand new member, can contact the History Center for a temporary card. 

Participating Organizations:

Barona Cultural Center & Museum *
Birch Aquarium
Bonita Museum
California Surf Museum
Coronado Museum of History & Art*
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Heritage of the Americas Museum
Japanese Friendship Garden
Living Coast Discovery Center
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Making Music
Museum of Photographic Arts
New Americans Museum*
Oceanside Museum of Art
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
San Diego History Center
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
The New Children’s Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art*
USS Midway Museum
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
Visions Art Museum
Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum
Water Conservation Garden*
Whaley House Museum
Women’s Museum of California

*Denotes museums that do not charge admission
Please note: Balboa Park Explorer Pass holders are not included in this program.

For more information visit: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org



May 1, 2017, 10:00 am
May 31, 2017, 5:00 pm
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