Two locations make it even easier to fit a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art into your San Diego itinerary. The museum's collection includes more than 4,000 works of art created since 1950.
The La Jolla location is perched on nearly three acres of oceanfront property and includes the scenic and colorful Edwards Sculpture Garden. More than a dozen sculptures and installations are on display throughout the museum grounds. The Sculpture Garden is a nice option for families and artists. Pencil sketching is permitted.
The downtown location is more historic, set in the former Santa Fe Depot baggage building.
Public tours are offered (free with admission) at both locations. Downtown tours begin at 2pm on Saturdays. La Jolla tours are held on Sundays at 2pm. Tours are also held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at both locations. No reservations are necessary.
Both locations are open 11am to 5pm six days a week. They are closed on Wednesday. The Edwards Sculpture Gallery, however, is open daily 11am to 5pm. Neither locations have a parking garage, but metered and non-metered street parking is available.