Become a Friend of the Timken today! 𝑩𝑬𝑪𝑶𝑴𝑬 𝑨 𝑴𝑬𝑴𝑩𝑬𝑹

Experience the Timken as a member. Exclusive privileges include invitations to member-only events, discounts, priority notice to special events and trips, and more! Members and donors provide financial support for enrichment programs that make the Timken an important—and free—resource.

Live Zoom 2pm-3pm First Tuesday of Every Month MEMORIES AT THE MUSEUM

Trained docents provide interactive tours to participants with memory disorders and their care partners at four museums in Balboa Park.

Timken Museum of Art Announces Revolutionary Anti-Viral Technology

EVERY THURSDAY AT 11 AM Virtual Tours: Highlights of the Collection

Free Docent Zoom Presentations

Timken Museum of Art Reopening June 8th to the Public

Timken Museum of Art of San Diego Reopens to Display its Full Splendor and Original Glory as a Mid-Century Modern Architectural Treasure; Renovated Interior Offers a Serene and Contemporary Space for the Museum’s Priceless Collection

 Dare to be Inspired. Always Free.

Our Location

1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101


 Our Mission 

The Timken Museum of Art preserves the Putnam Collection of European old masters, American art, and Russian icons for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego residents and visitors. The Museum celebrates the important role of art as a way of enriching lives and nurturing the creative spirit in us all.  

The Collection