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.

Summer Exhibition In Blue Time

The Timken’s fifth artist-in-residence, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio will create her monumental drawings exploring memory and the blues of atmospheric perspective in June, culminating in a site-specific installation on view July 19 – September 29.

The Art of Drinking Wine Wine & Masters

Join us for an evening of art and wine! Wine Historian, Rod Phillips, will lead us through the ins and outs of wine etiquette through the ages followed by a wine tasting.

Creation Station Mural-Making this Summer

Summertime at the Timken means our Creation Station is back! Join us in the plaza for collective art activities throughout the summer.

Schedule your visit Free Guided Tours

Schedule a FREE guided tour of the museum for individuals and groups!

 Dare to be Inspired. Always Free.

Our Location

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

Open Wednesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm
Subject to change, view upcoming special hours.


 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