NEWS   ·  May 25, 2016

Late Night Thursdays

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating museums, including MOPA! We’ll be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays from June 2 – September 1, 2016.*  On these evenings, you’ll have a chance to see our current exhibitions, films and hands-on activities. Plus, as in recent years, MOPA is partnering with The Prado to bring you a special dinner package. Explorer passholders and MOPA members receive free general admission. Not a member? Join today! 

June 2  Opening week of Beauty and The Beast
June 9  MOPA closed between 4 – 8 p.m. for private event.
June 16 
 San Diego Italian Film Festival: Index Zero
June 23  MOPA Shop Hands-on Activity: Painting With Light
June 30  MOPA closed for private event.
July 7
  MOPA Shop Hands-on Activity: Tintypes
July 14  Open Show San Diego (tickets required: $0-$10)
July 21  San Diego Italian Film Festival: Noi E La Giulia
Binational Dance Project – special performance by Lux Boreal and the PGK Dance Project
July 28  Enjoy MOPA’s exhibitions until 8 p.m.
August 4 (closed from 4-5 p.m. for setup) MOPA Shop Art Bazaar
August 11  Redemption, pop-up exhibition in partnership with The San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation
August 18  San Diego Italian Film Festival: Zoran, II Mio Nipote Scemo
August 25  Pokémon Go Museum Night
September 1  Last Late Night Thursday of 2016! Enjoy MOPA’s exhibitions until 8 p.m.

Kick off your weekend in style and get your culture fix by checking out a museum (or several) after hours, and enjoy food trucks and entertainment. Learn more about Balboa Park After Dark at


*MOPA will be closed June 9 and June 30 for private events. Other hours subject to change. Click HERE for current information.


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Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!