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Buy your tickets today for the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth,” scheduled for October 6 & 7, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm. Take a journey through Balboa Park, and celebrate the fourth annual Maker Faire San Diego showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, arts, and crafts.

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June 1 – July 31 Aug 1 – Oct 5 Oct 6 – Oct 7

WEEKEND PASSES

Adult (13+)
$23
$31
$39
Child (3 to 12)
$16
$19
$24

SINGLE DAY PASSES

Adult (13+)
$16
$21
$29
Child (3 to 12)
$11
$13
$19

ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY

Adult (13+)
$13
$13
$13
Child (3 to 12) **
$8
$8
$8

STUDENT ***

2-Day Ticket
$21
$29
$37
1-Day Ticket
$14
$19
$27

Access to Maker Faire San Diego is included for Balboa Park Annual Explorer Passholders.

Group sales available for parties of 10+. Contact groups@balboapark.org for more details.

Complete the Circuit!

This multi-museum event showcases innovation in San Diego. To maximize your experience, we highly recommend that you “complete the circuit”. Over 200 local and regional makers display their creations at Balboa Park – mostly inside participating museums. Each circuit will hold a different array of makers and activities – so be sure to explore them all!

Purchasing a weekend pass will allow you to take your time and experience all of the museums participating in this event (a $76+ value for adults!).

What’s included?

  • Access to 250 makers.
  • General admission to all participating venues (a $76+ value for adults).
  • Access to workshops and guest speakers.
  • Access to hands-on activities (including soldering!)
  • NEW: Comic-Con joins Maker Faire San Diego with an all-new pop-culture zone! More on that soon.

All tickets provide access to the following circuits:

  • MF1. Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture: Comics and Cosplay Zone
  • MF2. San Diego Automotive Museum: Steampunk Zone
  • MF3. Japanese Friendship Garden: Biomimicry and Green Tech Zone
  • MF4. San Diego Art Institute
  • MF5. Museum of Man: Human Made Zone
  • MF6. The Old Globe: Costume and Stage Set Design Zone
  • MF7. The Fleet Science Center: Science Technology Zone
  • MF8. Cox Outdoor Zone
  • MF9. San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT): The Secret Society of Adultologists Zone
  • MF10.  Robot Resurrection: Craft Makers Zone
  • MF11. Spanish Village Art Center: Local Made Zone

Talk with makers, get hands-on, and visit the exhibitions on display. It’ll be a packed weekend!


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All sales are final — no cancellations, refunds or exchanges. This ticket is NOT valid for special exhibitions and programs. This ticket is NOT valid for the IMAX films in the Heikoff Dome Theater. Museum exhibitions and film costs are determined by each individual museum. Non-transferable and not replaceable if lost, stolen, damaged or expired.

Maker Faire San Diego is held at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA and is produced by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership with community partners: including the San Diego Makers Guild. Proceeds from the event benefit participating venues.

Balboa Park Annual Explorer Passholders have complimentary admission to Maker Faire San Diego.

* Please note, there is a $3 processing fee per online ticket order.
** Active-Duty direct dependents only with valid ID.
*** Must have valid Student ID at entry.