Visitors choose the admission price with Pay What You Wish EVERY DAY the museum is open through May 29, 2016. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Celebrate your event in picture perfect style! Nestled in the heart of Balboa Park, MOPA provides a sophisticated venue for special events, offering guests exclusive access to MOPA's world-renowned exhibitions and close to the Park's many amenities.

Taiwan Cinema Spotlight returns for a third year to highlight the pivotal role that LGBT themes have played in the development of recent Taiwanese cinema. Click here for details and ticket information.

Please visit our film calendar for a complete list of upcoming screenings. 

MOPA will be open late on Thursdays until 8 p.m. with a variety of fun activities to start your weekend off right.

News and Events

Late Night Thursdays

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating museums, including MOPA! We’ll be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays from June 2 - September 1, 2016.*  On these evenings, you’ll have a chance to see our current exhibitions, films and hands-on activities. Read more

MOPA Creates New Department of Visual Learning

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - At a time of transition within cultural organizations, the Museum of Photographic Arts re-evaluated the roles of education and exhibitions with the creation of a new department. Read more

Featured Exhibition

Beauty and the Beast presents an examination of animals in photography in celebration of the San Diego Zoo Centennial. Showcasing a diverse range of photographers, the exhibition highlights the many ways animals are featured from portraits to supporting subjects.

Exhibition presented in English and Spanish.

Members' Opening Reception will be June 17, 2016, from 7 - 9 p.m. Not a MOPA member, yet? Click here to join!

MOPA is pleased to be Part of the Pride. Inspired by the San Diego Zoo's centennial celebration, several Balboa Park museums are collaborating to bring you a menagerie of animal-themed exhibitions in 2016. Come celebrate animals and nature with us. 

Exhibition supported by