Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

To see contemporary art in San Diego, the MCASD is the place to go. The La Jolla branch is the main branch of the Museum and holds great exhibits, a gift shop and a café.  Admission to MCASD: La Jolla gives you free admission to either location (MCASD: Downtown) for a week.


  • $10 Adults
  • $5 Seniors (65+)
  • $5 Students (Ages 26 and Over)
  • Free Ages 25 and Under
  • Free Military and their families
  • Free Third Thursday of the Month from 5-7pm

Daily 11am-5pm
Third Thursday of the Month: 11am-7pm
Closed Wednesdays





700 Prospect Street, La Jolla CA 92037

Detailed Description:

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla is the larger space of the two MCASD locations.  It has great views of La Jolla’s coast and the ocean, and it holds the Museum’s Café and Store.  The Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve and educate the public on art and artists from 1950 to present day. The Museum has done this since it was started in 1941.  The permanent collection is located in the Sculpture Garden.  The easiest piece to see and enjoy within the sculpture garden is Borofsky’s Steel Man located to the right of the Museum’s entrance.


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*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.