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MCASD Downtown is now open 10 AM - 4 PM Thursday-Sunday. We are excited to welcome you back with COVID-safety protocols in place!

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MCASD's Flagship La Jolla location is undergoing a major renovation! Learn more about MCASD La Jolla.


Through April 2022, free tickets will be available for two hour time slots from 10 AM to 12 PM, 12 PM to 2 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM. All visitors must reserve in advance a timed-entry online ticket.

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Museums for All

MCASD is a proud member of Museums for All. Present your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID to receive free admission for up to 4 people per family.

Museums for All

Guest viewing artwork at MCASD Downtown


The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is committed to creating an inclusive environment and to accommodating the diverse needs of our audience.

Language Access

MCASD wall texts and object labels, as well as several printed materials, are available in both English and Spanish.

Visitors with Limited Mobility

All public areas of the Museum, including all galleries and restrooms, are wheelchair accessible.

Elevators are available in all locations. Additionally, public transport to and from the Museum is wheelchair accessible. Please see the public transit page for further information.

If you require any other kind of special assistance while visiting MCASD, please contact 858 454 3541 to make arrangements.

Covid-19 Policy

Please carefully read our health and safety measures before proceeding to purchase your admission tickets online. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego reserves the right to refuse admission, control occupancy, or eject/remove any person for any reason without refund, including violating the code of conduct or exhibiting unsafe, inappropriate, or disruptive behavior, or behavior likely to cause damage.

Willful violation of the Code of Conduct and COVID Safety Protocols will result in the person being given a warning by MCASD staff or security and asked to cease and discontinue the behavior immediately. MCASD reserves the right to take immediate action at its sole discretion.

Do not visit MCASD if you are feeling sick, have a fever, or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 or exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Staff and visitors are required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times on MCASD premises. Children 2 and under do not need to wear a mask. Maintain physical distancing. Stay 6 feet apart from other visitors and staff. Follow all signage and staff instructions.

Photography Policy

Where copyright restrictions do not apply, photography may be permitted in the galleries. Non-flash photography by the public is permitted only for personal, non-commercial purposes. No tripods, monopods or other camera extensions may be used.

Your presence at MCASD Downtown acknowledges that you have been informed of the potential to be photographed or filmed, and that you grant permission for your likeness to be published

Bag and Item Check Policy

For your convenience, MCASD offers complimentary bag and item check. For the safety of the artwork, visitors are required to check in the following: