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.




Nearby parking options include the lots behind the Organ Pavilion and the Alcazar lot. Please note that Old Globe Way is temporarily closed for construction. For information on parking and the Balboa Park tram go to




The Timken is wheelchair accessible and special arrangements can be made for those in need of assistance during the museum's special events. For more information or to make special arrangements, please contact the museum.