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Mingei International Museum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $10.00
Child (3-12) $7.00

Dedicated to the ‘art of the people,’ “mingei,” the Mingei International Museum explores human nature and history through art from all eras and cultures of the world.

With a focus on art from daily life, the museum’s eclectic collection tells interwoven narratives about people, customs, and beautiful objects – from global relics of ancient human eras by unknown craftsmen to the craft forms and innovative designs of today – the museum’s ever-expanding collection consists of more than 26,000 objects from 141 countries spanning from the 3rd century BCE to present day.

Exhibit highlights include large collections of African and Japanese art, over 230 pre-Columbian objects with marine animal design motifs, a variety of dolls and toys, beads and beaded objects, a significant array of contemporary American craft, and more.

In addition to its impressive permanent collection, the museum also plays host to a variety of temporary exhibits.

The Go San Diego Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Mingei International Museum tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Present your pass at the admissions counter.


Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm


Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.


1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Driving Directions

I-5 S to Airport / Sassafras exit to Laurel Street. Turn left and stay in right lane; continue east on Laurel (after Sixth Ave, Laurel becomes El Prado). Cross bridge and go straight to museum. 163 S to the Park Blvd exit; turn left onto Park. Proceed to Presidents Way and turn left. Turn right at the stop sign and continue to museum 1-5 N to 163 N to Zoo/Museums exit (Richmond St). The ramp becomes Upas Street. Continue on Upas to Park Blvd. Turn right and proceed to Presidents Way. Turn right and go to stop sign. Turn right and continue to Museum.

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