San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego, CA

Where are we going?

San Diego Automotive Museum
2040 Pan American Plaza
San Diego
CA 92101


What is there to do?

If you LOVE automobiles, and those classic models, then you might just want to visit the San Diego Automotive Museum at Balboa Park!

Created by a keen automobile collector and racer, Briggs Cunningham, the museum now sits in a historic building where auto enthusiasts from all across the world can come and marvel, and learn, about his collection!

The San Diego Automotive Museum has a number of exhibits, that change occasionally, for you to enjoy. Want to hear about the types of exhibits you will be experiencing? Rev those engines...let's go!

The Barn Find is a great story about a 1928 Studebaker that was forgotten about in an old barn...and then found! All it needed was gas and it was driven away after 40 years of being hidden.

A pretty nice find!

Harley Davidson fans....there is something for you too! You can learn all about how William S. Harley, at the age of 21, drew up plans for a small engine.  He and his friend Arthur Davidson worked on these bikes...and the rest is history!

There are Indian motorcycles, you can see Louis Mattar's Fabulous Car that had all the comforts of home - a fridge, ironing board, medicine cabinet...even the kitchen sink! What an imagination!

You can see DeLoreans, Ferraris, Cadillac, and Ford Model T....just to name a few!

Engines, motors, wheels, cars, bikes....a great collection at the San Diego Automotive Museum. 

Families...start your engines! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8.50

Children: $4 (ages 6 to 15)

Discount: Seniors, Military and Students with ID

Free Under: 6 years


Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs or accessibility, give them a call to discuss how they can help


When can we go?

10am - 5pm. 4pm close on Tuesdays

All year round.


Any top tips?

If you love the museum, why not look into a membership? It gives you unlimited admission for a year! Family membership available too

I’m Hungry!

There are plenty of places in San Diego to pick up something before or after your visit!

Healthy Eating

It's always a good idea to keep bottled water in your bag, or healthy snacks to keep that energy up - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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