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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.

MOPA launches first Pay What You Wish museum program in Southern California. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through Jan. 29, 2016, visitors choose the admission price with a voluntary contribution. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Get ready for San Diego's premier biennial photography event – MOPA’s Photo Auction 2015. All proceeds from this signature fundraiser support MOPA as a leading center for visual learning.

News and Events

Pay What You Wish extended!

August 26, 2015 - Pay What You Wish admission has been extended! From now until Jan. 29, 2016, visitors will be able to continue to choose how much they would like to pay for admission every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Read more

Series Finale of 7 billion Conversations

Preserving the Planet for Future Generations
August 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
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Featured Exhibition

Did you know that some early photographs were known as the “mirror with a memory”?

That the first photograph of the moon was made more than 160 years ago?

Discover the answers to these questions and more in MOPA’s new gallery where you’ll explore the origins of photography, and its impact on how we view the world around us and ourselves.