Enjoy Fine Art, Great Friendships & Wonderful Benefits

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 2022

We value your continued patience and support through these seasons of challenge and, with excitement, we look forward to welcoming you back to an enhanced Timken in early 2022. In the interim, we hope you continue to connect with us virtually through our many online programs.

 Dare to be Inspired. Always Free.

Our Location

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

Closed to the public -  Reopening in 2022. 


 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