Museums in Chula Vista, CA

$20 for Admission for One to The San Francisco Dungeon and Madame Tussauds (Up to $36 Value)

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fishermans Wharf

Experience a unique, thrilling, and fun theatre experience at the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as a celeb-filled wax museum

$36 $20

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

Museum of Making Music Visit for Two Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Making Music


Interactive activities and exhibits showcase innovations in instrument construction and popular music through the 20th century

$16 $8

Visits to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Historic Ford Island

One of TripAdvisor’s top 10 aviation attractions in the US, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor boasts 45+ vintage and modern aircraft

$25 $12

Adult, Child, or Youth General Admission at California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

Explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and much more

$24.95 $24.95

Oceanside Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (Up to 47% Off)

Oceanside Museum of Art


Explore a wide variety of art forms from the 20th and 21st centuries, including a new special exhibition of quilts

$16 $9

General Admission or Family Membership to The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

Balboa Park

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

$14 $7

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

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum


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

$16 $10

Membership for Two or Four to California Automobile Museum (Up to 42% Off)

California Automobile Museum

Old Sacramento

Adults and children explore 72,000 square feet of classic cars, including Shelby Cobras, GTOs, and classic Model Ts

$59 $34

"The Sky Tonight" Planetarium Show

Fleet Science Center

Central San Diego

$16.95 $4.75

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

$20 $10

$219 for $399 Worth of Museum Visits — Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology

Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology

Central Escondido

From the merchant: our best membership level, which includes one year of free admission for up to four people and a guided tour

$399 $219

$40 for Admission for Two to Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival at Palm Springs Air Museum ($80 Value)

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

Sample beers from dozens of breweries, listen to live music, and watch vintage aircraft takeoff and land; extra drink tickets sold on-site

$80 $40

Tickets for a Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise from Davey's Locker Whale Watchings (Up to 69% Off)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Cruises sail the waters of Orange County to spy blue whales and finback whales during May–October migration and gray whales December-April

$30 $9.50

Two-Hour Harbor Tour for One, Two, or Four from Flagship Cruises and Events (Up to 46% Off)

Flagship Cruises and Events

Flagship Cruises and Events

Narrated cruise takes passengers on a 25-mile tour past sights such as Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, and North Island Naval Air Station

$56 $30

Botanical Garden Admission for Two or Four to Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens (42% Off)

Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens


18 acres of flowers and plants organized into three themed gardens, complete with ponds and waterfalls

$15 $8.75

Whale-Watching Cruise from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

Captains narrate two-hour tours through the Pacific in search of gray whales, dolphins, and sea lions

$25 $10

Tour and Whiskey Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at San Diego Distillery (Up to 46% Off)

San Diego Distillery

Spring Valley

Independent distillery invites guests to learn about the “Grain to Glass” concept that guides each of its craft-beer-inspired whiskeys

$24 $15

Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 55% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

3-hour tours include narration by a certified marine naturalist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

$48 $25

Wolf Recovery Today Tour for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for Four at California Wolf Center (Up to 56% Off)

California Wolf Center


Wolf Recovery Today program includes observation of wolf packs; membership includes program admission, newsletter, and bio

$40 $20

Brewery Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Pint Glasses at Mission Brewery (Up to 43% Off)

Mission Brewery

East Village

Five 4-ounce samples kick-start a tour through the historic Wonder Bread building

$30 $17

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Salerno Winery

Salerno Winery


From the merchant: Taste 4 wines of your choice along with our special port while enjoying live entertainment on the shaded patio.

$60 $29

$25 for a Wine Tasting and Artisanal Cheese Pairing for Two at Wine A Bit Coronado ($44 Value)

Wine A Bit Coronado

Wine A Bit Coronado

Friends enjoy a selection of wine samples and artisanal cheeses at a cozy shop that often features live music

$44 $25

Meadery Visit and Tasting with Flights for One or Two at Golden Coast Mead (Up to 46% Off)

Golden Coast Mead

Golden Coast Mead

Craft brewers use California honey and San Diego spring water to make light-bodied, easy-drinking mead, the world’s oldest alcoholic drink

$13 $7

One, Two, or Four Pedal-Pub Tours from Social Cycle (50% Off)

Social Cycle

San Diego

16 passengers bike from bar to bar during two-hour tours in San Diego

$60 $30

Wine Tasting with Cheese and Patatas Bravas for Two or Four at Solterra Winery & Kitchen (Up to 40% Off)

Solterra Winery & Kitchen


Sip wines paired with cheese, olives, and patatas bravas at a beautiful winery that is 2 blocks from the beach

$47 $28

Wine Tasting Experience with Seven Wines for Two or Four at Principe di Tricase Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Principe di Tricase Winery


Tour the 4-acre vineyard that overlooks Ramona’s Highland Valley and sip award-winning wines crafted from four grape varieties

$36 $21

VIP Winery Tour and Tasting Experience for One, Two, or Four at Miramonte Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Miramonte Winery


VIP winery package includes winery tour, tasting of 10 wines, and a wine appreciation and food-pairing class

$75 $30

Wine Tasting for One or Two at Miramonte Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Miramonte Winery


Guests sample six wines in the indoor and outdoor tasting spaces overlooking the site’s beautiful garden and lawn

$17 $8.50

Old Town Walking Ghost Tour with Stop Inside Whaley House for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to Half Off)

Ghostly Tours in History

Old Town

Ghostly walking tour featured on Fodor’s Top 400 visits sites of haunted history, from the Whaley House to Old Town's oldest cemetery

$50 $29.99

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  • Living Coast Discovery Center
    Greet a sea turtle as he swims up to say hello. Get eye-to-eye with a bald eagle. Touch a bat ray in an interactive touch pool. Visiting The Living Coast Discovery Center is a chance to experience Southern California's plants and animals on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on San Diego Bay. A walk-through aviary encompasses the tidal slough habitat of black-crowned night herons and red-breasted mergansers. Bald and golden eagles await up-close encounters at the Eagle Mesa, but the rays get even closer: an interactive touch pool puts the aquatic creatures beneath your fingertips. Raptor Row hosts the Center's non-releasable rescued birds of prey, all of which have injuries or other conditions that prevent them from surviving outside the refuge on their own. Visitors are also free to follow their own path along the center's 1.5 miles of walking trails.
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    Chula Vista, CA US
  • Chula Vista Heritage Museum
    Witness a culture of beauty and wonder as you explore Chula Vista Heritage Museum at Chula Vista. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Chula Vista, CA US
  • National City Depot
    National City Depot in National City features a wide array of creative art pieces that tell a story. Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this museum's restaurant. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    National City, CA US
  • Bonita Historical Museum
    Extraordinary art exhibitions and beautiful collections can be found at Bonita Museum and Cultural Center in Bonita. Sit down for a savory meal at their in-house restaurant. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Bonita, CA US
  • Women’s Museum of California
    With ever-changing exhibits that explore the story of women in America, the Women's Museum of California hopes to inspire future generations about the women who came before them. Only one of five such museums in the United States, the museum's staff diligently curates its collection to preserve evidence of these women's experiences. History: Mary Maschal, a lecturer on women's history, was an avid collector of related historical memorabilia—so avid, in fact, that her friends urged her to share this collection with the public. The original collection was displayed in her home, but moved to its current space in 1997, where it soon evolved into a legitimate women's history museum. Permanent Mainstay: Every year, the museum hosts the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and honors all winners in a permanent exhibit. Past Exhibits: Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave: A Celebration of Black Women highlighted the contributions of local African-American women to their communities. Pro Tip: Visitors who want to delve deeper into women's history can make an appointment to peruse the museum's archives, which include the collection of Nancy Reeves, an influential feminist author and lecturer and San Diego Women's Hall of Fame inductee. Special Programs: The museum hosts regular speaking events, workshops, and film screenings related to women's history.
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    San Diego, CA US
  • U.S.S. Midway Museum (USS Midway)
    The USS Midway is a floating fortress. During its years of operation—including a decade as the largest ship ever commissioned—the aircraft carrier had around 225,000 sailors serve above and below its decks. Today, it takes up permanent residence in San Diego's harbor, where it lets visitors walk in the boots of sailors and pilots from World War II up to Operation Desert Storm. Size: a full aircraft carrier, with 29 restored military aircraft and 60 exhibits sprawled above and below its deck Eye Catcher: WWII planes on the flight deck, including the SBD Dauntless dive bomber  Below Deck: crew's quarters; the engine room; and everything else that kept the floating city operational Museum Guides: docents who tell naval stories, or an included audio tour narrated by Midway sailors Don't Miss: the Enlisted Uniform exhibit, which shows how sailors and wistful seagulls have dressed throughout the years Hands-On Activities: full-motion flight simulators; climb-aboard cockpits; knot-tying demonstrations Pro Tip: It takes a while to see everything in the museum; most visitors spend three–four hours aboard the carrier. Special Programs: air shows and fireworks displays from the flight deck; WWII veteran meet-and-greets on select days
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    San Diego, CA US