Every visitor may visit the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) located in historic Balboa Park without paying a general admission fee, and can instead make a contribution to help support our mission to serve the broadest possible audience. This voluntary contribution policy makes MOPA accessible to everyone based on what one wishes to pay. Our suggested contribution is $10. 

Also, Bank of America gives FREE general admission to its cardholders at over 225 museums and cultural centers around the U.S. on the first Saturday & Sunday of each month. MOPA is proud to be a Museums on Us participant.

FREE to MOPA Members, active military & dependents with ID, and children 12 and under. Become a MOPA Member!

MOPA is located in beautiful Balboa Park in the Casa de Balboa building, along with the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and the San Diego History Center. Casa de Balboa is the building next to The Prado restaurant. 

Masks not required for fully vaccinated guests