February Is “Museum Month” in San Diego

The dreary winter days of February can seem all the more depressing in Leap Year. Now, there’s one more day before spring and one more day to wish you were warmer. However, those living and travelling to San Diego, CA this February will be treated to more than fair skies and an average temperature in the high 60’s. February in San Diego has been declared “Museum Month” by the San Diego Museum Council and Macy’s department stores, allowing residents and travelers alike access to some of the city’s greatest treasures, its museums, for half the price.

29 Days, 40 Museums, 50% Off

The rally call for Macy’s 2012 Museum Month in the city of San Diego is “29 Days, 40 Museums, 50% Off.” The department store has been sponsoring this event for the past several years in an effort to allow those in and around the San Diego area to take advantage of the traditional “down time” of the tourist season and experience the art and culture that is offered at the city’s 40 Museum Council Members.

The Museum Month project was established by the Council in 1989 and has ushered in tens of thousands of people to the San Diego area each February as a result. The sponsorship by Macy’s department stores over the past few years has only made the program more accessible and better attended, which has been a winning combination for the city, the museums and Macy’s, which has long supported the arts and history.

Balboa park Botanical building and pond San Diego, California

Getting a Pass and Getting Ready to Learn

Starting on February 1, 2012, interested parties can receive a Museum Month pass from any of the 8 participating Macy’s department stores in the greater San Diego area. The pass is good for the entire month and will allow a 50% discounted entry for up to four people per pass at any of the 40 participating museums. The pass is valid all month and can be used at multiple locations. The museums participating in this month’s festivities include:

Combining the Fun on Your San Diego Trip

For many people visiting San Diego this February, combining packages such as those offered by Museum Month with the additional savings available in tourist passes such as the Go San Diego Card can add up to hundreds of dollars in savings. Clearly, taking the time to research which museums you want to visit in addition to the many other great sites in San Diego and surrounding Orange County can really pay off with the Museum Month savings at Macy’s.