Directions and Parking
The museum is located near downtown San Diego in Balboa Park. The Timken is in Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama, directly across the Prado from the Balboa Park Visitors Center, and adjacent to the Botanical Building, Lily Pond, and The San Diego Museum of Art.
There is a small parking lot directly in front of the museum, and signage will direct you to other lots.
Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
From Interstate 5
Approaching downtown San Diego from I5 South, exit Sassafras Street (also the Airport exit). You will exit onto Kettner Boulevard. Continue south on Kettner about 1 mile, take a left on Laurel Street (get into the far right lane when you turn left), and go up the very steep hill. Laurel Street turns into El Prado, which will take you into Balboa Park.
Approaching downtown San Diego from I5 North, take the 6th Avenue exit, turn right on 6th, and right on El Prado.
From California Highway 163
If going south on 163, exit at the University/6th Avenue exit, go through the light, and proceed on 6th Avenue for 1.2 miles to El Prado, where one should turn left, go over the Cabrillo Bridge, and follow the signs for parking.