San Diego History Center

San Diego History Center Balboa Park

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Peggy W. · February 20, 2012

What You'll Get


After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon to the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. Choose between the following options:

  • For $6, you get two admissions (up to a $12 value).
  • For $29, you get a one-year family membership (a $60 value).


Traversing San Diego’s storied past, from the land’s ancestral Kumeyaay Native American tribe to modern day, the San Diego History Center stuffs minds with knowledge and inspires appreciation for local lore. Admission grants access to more than 45 million paper artifacts and 2.5 million images found in the library, fine arts collections, exhibitions, and displays of historic fast-food receipts. With a family membership, a pair of historians and two guests gain full access to the renowned research library, as well as to the center itself and the Junípero Serra Museum in Presido Park. A complimentary subscription to the quarterly Journal of San Diego History keeps members abreast of pictorial essays, in-depth explorations of regional culture, and hilarious membership-ID-photo outtakes. Members-only invitations to exhibition previews and events fill calendars with endless social opportunities.

Recent exhibitions include a memorabilia-laden display on loan from the personal collection of Comic-Con founder Shel Dorf, honoring the early years of Comic-Con history with bronzed comic-book covers and prehistoric cave paintings of the Fantastic Four. The Center’s permanent Object Collection plays host to more than 15,000 objects, including textiles, decorative arts, and objects of daily life.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Feb 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership by 2/13/12. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About San Diego History Center


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.