February is Museum Month


During the month of February 2008, the San Diego Museum Council and Macy's invite entertainment seekers in San Diego County to visit more than 30 participating institutions at half price admission with a FREE Museum Month pass. With so many museums and organizations to visit - from botanical gardens to science, and animals to the visual arts - the Museum Month pass gives San Diegans a chance to try it all.

A special Museum Month brochure sponsored by Macy's will be available free of charge at all San Diego County Macy's stores beginning February 1, 2008. Included in the brochure is the Museum Month pass which visitors must take to any of the participating institutions in order to receive the half-priced admission.

Museum Month was created in 1989 to promote awareness of the region's museums, historical sites, educational institutions and cultural offerings on a level witnessed by very few cities in the country. Last year more than 16,000 people used the Museum Month Pass to visit museums at half-price admission. This is the 19th year San Diegans will have the opportunity to participate in the celebration which has become a much anticipated tradition.

San Diego County Macy's store locations include: Horton Plaza, Fashion Valley, North County Fair in Escondido, Mission Valley, Plaza Bonita in National City, Chula Vista, Otay Ranch, El Camino Real in Carlsbad, University Town Center, Grossmont Center, and Parkway Plaza in El Cajon.

This year, participating museums and historical sites including some of San Diego's most important institutions including: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Coronado Museum of History & Art, Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum, Heritage of the Americas Museum, La Jolla Historical Society, Maritime Museum of San Diego, MCRD Command Museum, Mingei International Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Others participating in the Museum Month program include the Museum of Making Music, Museum of Photographic Arts, Quail Botanical Gardens, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum, San Diego Historical Society (which includes the museum and archives, Serra Museum, and the Marston House), San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum, The Stuart Collection of Sculpture at UCSD, Tijuana National Estuarine Research Reserve, Timken Museum of Art, USS Midway Museum, Veteran's Museum & Memorial Center, Water Conservation Garden, and the Women's History Museum and Education Center.

For Macy's store locations and more museum information log on to www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org.

Additional Contacts

<p>Theresa Kosen<br /> San Diego Museum Council<br /> 619-276-0101<br /> tkosen@san.rr.com</p>

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