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Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego: Dynamic Modern Works

Children's Pool

Adding a vibrant art scene to La Jolla, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego overlooks the beautiful waters of the Pacific. With a narrow focus on showcasing art created after 1950, MCASD houses over 4,000 pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt, Ai Weiwei, and many other modern day creatives with works spread across all mediums. Discover internationally recognized collections and dynamic exhibitions representing the art of our time here in La Jolla, just moments from La V.
Children's Pool

Children's Pool

834 Coast Blvd S, La Jolla, California, 92037
Distance from Hotel: 13.10 miles


Open daily from 11 am - 5 pm. *Note: This location is currently closed for a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion project. Please check with museum for reopen dates. The Museum Cafe remains open daily from 8:30 am to 3 pm. 


General admission: $10, Seniors: $5, Students 26 and over (with ID): $5, Students 25 and under: free (with ID), Military and their families: free (with ID)


  • POP Factory
  • Andy Warhol Display
  • Downtown at Sundown
  • Family ArtLab
  • International Collectors 
  • Grand Re-opening


  • Tours
  • Dining
  • Exhibits
  • Public programs
  • Workshops
  • Special Events

Where Can I Find Deals At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego?

Check out the museum's website for special offers which include free admission for visitors ages 25 and younger, as well as their Go Green campaign which gives visitors half off admission with every valid MTS Pass (bus or trolley.) Military and their families also receive free admission.

Where Can I Eat At The Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla?

The museum has its own European-inspired bistro with Italian flare serving breakfast and lunch (brunch on the weekends,) made from locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a local strawberry salad made with fresh arugula and goat cheese. Try the signature tuna melt made with sweet red onions on sourdough bread. Museum café is open during renovations, 7 days a week.