Museums in Carlsbad


Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum: Membership or Admission to Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Membership or Admission to Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Vista

Museum collections focus on farm equipment and tools from 1849 through the 1960s, including a blacksmith shop and a detailed model railroad

$60 $35

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Creation & Earth History Museum: Admission for Two or an Individual Membership to the Creation & Earth History Museum (50% Off)

Admission for Two or an Individual Membership to the Creation & Earth History Museum (50% Off)

Creation & Earth History Museum

Santee

10,000 square feet of exhibits display evidence suggesting a young Earth inhabited by an intelligent Creator’s designs

$14 $7

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San Diego Air & Space Museum: Admission for One Adult or One Child to San Diego Air & Space Museum (Up to 30% Off). Four Options Available.

Admission for One Adult or One Child to San Diego Air & Space Museum (Up to 30% Off). Four Options Available.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Multiple Locations

Explore the history of flight and space exploration; 2theXtreme exposes the exciting side of math with simulators and interactive stations

$18 $13

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Veteran's Museum Memorial: General Admission or Family Membership to Veterans Museum & Memorial (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

General Admission or Family Membership to Veterans Museum & Memorial (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Veteran's Museum Memorial

Balboa Park

Veterans Museum & Memorial hosts exhibits on World War I, World War II, Pearl Harbor, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts

$14 $7

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San Diego Automotive Museum: San Diego Automotive Museum Visit for Two Adults, Two Adults and Two Kids, or Four Adults (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Automotive Museum Visit for Two Adults, Two Adults and Two Kids, or Four Adults (Up to 53% Off)

San Diego Automotive Museum

Balboa Park

Classic motorcycles join a 1928 Studebaker and a custom 1947 Cadillac to pay homage to collectable autos

$17 $8

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Women’s Museum of California: One-Day Visit or Annual Membership at Women’s Museum of California (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

One-Day Visit or Annual Membership at Women’s Museum of California (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Women’s Museum of California

Point Loma

Current exhibits on first-wave feminism, the women’s liberation movement of the 60s & 70s, trailblazing California women & art exhibitions

$10 $5

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Laguna Art Museum: Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Laguna Art Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 50% Off)

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach

Museum chronicles the history of Californian art with a 3,500-piece permanent exhibit that spans the 19th century to the present

$14 $7

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Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue: $10 for a Visit for Up to Four to Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue (Up to $20 Value)

$10 for a Visit for Up to Four to Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue (Up to $20 Value)

Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue

Tustin

Rare Ferraris and classic American muscle cars share space with Jaguars, high-performance motorcycles, and historic Formula cars

$20 $10

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Lyon Air Museum: Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Two or Four Tickets or One-Year Membership for Individual or Family at Lyon Air Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

$24 $12

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MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center: Visit to "Cougars and Grizzlies" Exhibit at MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Visit to "Cougars and Grizzlies" Exhibit at MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center (55% Off). Two Options Available.

MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center

The Colony

Kids and adults learn about the extinction of the California grizzly bear and the efforts being made to protect the area’s mountain lions

$22 $10

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Planes of Fame: Planes of Fame Air-Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Planes of Fame Air-Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 45% Off)

Planes of Fame

Planes of Fame Air Museum

More than 150 aircraft and displays—including an N9MB Flying Wing—fill an aviation museum tracing flight history

$22 $12

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Yanks Air Museum: VIP Admission for Two or Four or a One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Yanks Air Museum (Up to 41% Off)

VIP Admission for Two or Four or a One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Yanks Air Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Yanks Air Museum

Chino

More than 200, mostly American-made aircraft take museum visitors on trips through different eras of flight

$32 $19

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  • Museum of Making Music
    Renovated in 2011, the Museum of Making Music showcases a permanent display of hundreds of unusual and vintage instruments charting the progression of song-crafting from 1900 to modern times. Five museum galleries present popular music, innovations in instruments and their manufacture, and marketing and distribution techniques in five eras throughout the 20th century. Racks of gleaming instruments line the cases, as well as more eclectic pieces such as double-neck guitars, the crossbreed GuitarViol, and an ancient, forgotten instrument whose name is always whispered: the "clarinet." The museum is dotted with interactive exhibits, giving visitors the chance to craft their own tunes on the exhibit's drum kits or keytar.
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    5790 Armada Dr.
    Carlsbad, CA US
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
    Like the art world itself, the museum and its galleries evolve constantly?at least 15 different exhibitions open there each year. The museum's visitors will encounter many different forms of artistic inspiration as they sample the museum's wealth of local and global artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Size: 9,000 square feet encompass four rotating galleries, which host more than 15 exhibitions annually The Buildings: The museum's side-by-side structures were designed by acclaimed architects Irving Gill in the early 20th century and Frederick Fisher in the early 21st century. Don't Miss: The Museum Store, which sells jewelry, glass, clothes, and other original works of art Special Programs: Art classes, the 333's Music at the Museum series, panels, lectures, and Art After Dark?evenings of wine, beer, and themed creative entertainment Pro Tip: The museum closes its doors and puts a pillow under every statue's head on Mondays and major holidays. Beyond the Museum: OMA's travel programs take people on art-themed trips to foreign countries.
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    704 Pier View Way
    Oceanside, CA US
  • California Surf Museum
    The California Surf Museum is a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) organization located in downtown Oceanside, CA. CSM's goal is to preserve our surfing heritage for the enjoyment of future generations. Open daily 10-4, Thursdays 10-8. www.surfmuseum.org
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    312 Pier View Way
    Oceanside, CA US
  • Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
    The early days of the combustion engine leap to life at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. Besides immaculately preserved Steam Traction Engines (tractors) and Steam Power Units from 1849-1960, the museum boasts onsite replicas of historical workshops, and even grows its own crop of wheat every winter and sorghum cane every summer. Size: Located on 55 acres of farmland?room enough for 20,000 artifacts, 50 weaving looms, and more than 150 years of history Eye Catcher: Four model railroad layouts, including a scale model of the Southern Pacific crossing of the Donner Pass, currently in the process of construction Permanent Mainstay: The smoking jewels in the museum's crown are the steam traction engines, which date from about 1860 to 1924, and the gas and diesel engines, which could be bought new as recently as 1940 Don't Miss: A regular lineup of historical events including Civil War reenactments, antique engine and tractor shows, and a recurring antique consignment auction
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    2040 North Santa Fe Avenue
    Vista, CA US
  • Lux Art Institute
    Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. At Lux, you don?t just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, engaging with internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment.
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    1550 S El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA US
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
    Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born. There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.
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    700 Prospect St.
    La Jolla, CA US

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