Museum of Photographic Arts

MOPA San Diego #mopa

For the best photography museum in San Diego, go to the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Price:

  • $8 Adults
  • $7 Seniors (65+), Retired Military
  • $6 Students
  • Free Active Duty Military
  • Free Children 12 and Under
  • 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Residents Free Tuesday. Free for San Diego City and County Residents and Active Military and their Dependents.

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays

Store:
Yes

Café: 
Yes

Website:
www.mopa.org

Phone:
1-619-238-7559

Address:
1649 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101


Detailed Description:

The Museum of Photographic Arts (or MOPA) is the best place to go in San Diego if you like photography.  It has a collection of over 7,000 images and has artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, W. Eugene Smith, Ruth Bernhard and Margaret Bourke-White. It was started in 1974 and officially opened in 1983.

MOPA is one of very few museums dedicated to the collection and preservation of photography. Its library has one of the largest photography publication collections in the US, and its Balboa Park location makes it easy to get to.

 


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