We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Address: 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 858 454 3541
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$80*
and up
74%
Ranked #23 of 37 Activities in La Jolla
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Actually located in La Jolla, this museum has more than 3,000 works...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Theater & Concerts
Activities: Getting married
Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Actually located in La Jolla, this museum has more than 3,000 works which vie for attention with the stunning views of the Pacific.
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    42
    31
    14
    6
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Worth, TX
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I am not a great fan of modern art. This museum, however, offered works made from ordinary materials and, frankly, both ordinary and exceptional artists.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a great time here with the kids. A little hard to keep them interested the whole time, but that's to be expected. Great art, fun layout, great place to visit in San Diego.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very small museum, and simply not that interesting. It took us 20 minutes to circle all the galleries, and nothing drew us in. The guard suggested we visit the gardens saying the are the most beautiful in the world. Serious overstatement. And it cost $10 to get in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's such a wonderful art surprise you never know what cool thought provoking art lies in your future when you come to this museum. Aside for fascinating artists you also get a most amazing Veiw of la Jolla cove - the water. Perfect to bring all your guests from out of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It's not the most impressive museum, and some of the exhibits seem a little out there, but there were several very interesting pieces. I especially enjoyed the outdoor garden area. Plus, it's located very close to the shore for nice views beside the art. It's free for students, so if you are in college and like art it's definitely worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a tribute to art lovers anywhere, inside or outside. Very warm and informative staff, they make you feel very welcome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I am an avid goer of museums and other educational attractions......I purchased a year long pass and most of the exhibits were mediocre to say the least......there were 1 or 2 that I thought were very artistic throughout the year, however, majority of the exhibits I felt were very child like in nature that anyone could do and were not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a great idea to open up the gallery and bring music and food to enjoy. Lucky us for stumbling across this evening. Found some great gifts in the gift shop too. To bad the gift shop didn't know a great deal about the artisans etc., but they aimed to please.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Encinitas, CA
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great stop while visiting La Jolla. While the museum itself is not very large, the view and geographical situation is spectacular. It is located at the end of the "town" on Prospect Street and there is good parking available on the streets, though no parking lot at the museum itself. Several eating establishments are within easy walking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's not so big but nice to be before you hit the city in San Diago It's nice place for kids as well not so far

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?