Parking

The closest lot is Alcazar located South and West of the Timken. The Organ Pavilion parking lot has ample parking and is a 10-minute walk to the museum. Additional parking may be found in the Inspiration Point, Palisades, Federal, Balboa, Natural History, and Zoo parking lots. Balboa Park Parking


Balboa Park Trams

Free Balboa Park Trams operate daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Trams leave every 10 to 12 minute and follow a loop route from parking areas at Inspiration Point, on Pan American Plaza, and behind the Hall of Champions, stopping at the Plaza de Panama.

Make sure to visit the Traffic Alerts page for up-to-date information before your visit.


Valet Parking

Valet parking is offered on most weekday evenings and on weekends in front of The Prado Restaurant at the House of Hospitality. Regular valet parking hours are:


Monday:  No valet available
Tuesday-Thursday: 5pm to 10pm
Friday: 5pm to Midnight
Saturday: 10am to Midnight
Sunday: 10am to 10pm


Directions

Museum Address: Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

From the North

  • Interstate 5 South
  • Exit on Sassafras Street, airport exit
  • Continue to Laurel Street, stoplight, and turn left
  • Follow Laurel Street into Balboa Park. You will cross Cabrillo Bridge into the center of Balboa Park
  • Laurel Street ends at the Plaza de Panama, adjacent to the Museum.

From the South

  • Interstate 5 North
  • Exit on Sixth Avenue
  • Turn right onto Sixth Avenue
  • Continue to Laurel Street, stoplight, and turn right
  • Follow Laurel Street into Balboa Park. You will cross Cabrillo Bridge into the center of Balboa Park
  • Laurel Street ends at the Plaza de Panama, adjacent to the Museum.

From the East

  • Interstate 8 West
  • Exit onto State Highway 163 South
  • Exit onto University Avenue continue straight as it turns into Sixth Avenue.
  • Continue to Laurel Street, stoplight, and turn left
  • Follow Laurel Street into Balboa Park. You will cross Cabrillo Bridge into the center of Balboa Park
  • Laurel Street ends at the Plaza de Panama, adjacent to the Museum