Plan Your Visit
The Legacy Center hosts visitors each year from the United States and around the world. People come to enjoy the exhibits, walk through the garden and galleries, and learn from the unique collections designed exclusively for the Center.
There are hours of amazing things to do at The Legacy Center.
Come one, come all! Enjoy the Western Wall, Gardens of Faith, Galleries, Globe, 4-D Motion Seat Theatre, Catacombs, our infamous Legends of Lightfall Experience and more. Click on one of the tabs to start planning your visit.
All buildings and most garden areas are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.
|0 – 2 Hours||Free
|Each Additional Hour||$5.00|
Click on one of the available Admissions to see the different types of admittance we have:
| Standard Group Discounts | Corporate Discounts |
Standard Group Discounts
Coming with a group of 20 or more? Book your tickets in advance and enjoy 10% off admission!
Are you a Tour Operator or Travel Agent?
Click on the Tours section on the left hand side of this page to view our remarkable choices.
Reserve an incredible time your clients today!
|Legacy Center||Group Discounts||Film Presentations|
|Youth (13 – 17 years)
Senior (65+ years)
Military with ID
Students with ID
|Child (6 – 12 years)||$8.00||$7.20||TBD|
|Infant (5 years & under)||FREE||FREE||FREE|
|Museum For All (EBT)||$3.00||—||—|
|* Museum For All (17 and under)||FREE||—||—|
|Frontline Workers (Healthcare, Firefighters, & Police) w/ID||FREE||—||—|
*No further discounts apply.
- One complimentary admission is provided per 20 paying people.
- Admission fees waived for a Support Person accompanying a person with a disability.
- Group discount is only available for 20 or more visitors. Tickets must be booked in advance of your visit to take advantage of discounted rate.
- Minimum supervision ratio is 1:5 (3 – 12 years) and 1:10 (13 – 17 years).
- Prices do not include tax and are in US dollars.
- Subject to availability and restrictions may apply. Does not include separately-ticketed exhibitions or presentations unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to change.
Give your employees a break!
We have a fantastic corporate discount program to offer you and your employees significant savings on admission to the Legacy Center! Enjoy interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and an excellent lineup of fascinating films at the History Dome Theater.
Looking for a unique and interactive venue for your next meeting or event? We have lots of options to choose from!
Book your group visit!
875 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA
Click on one of the different Tours to find your best option:
| Tour Operators and Travel Agents | Educational Field Trips |
Tour Operators and Travel Agents
Tour Operators and Travel Agents bringing groups to the Legacy Centre receive special rates, and don’t require a minimum number of people per group! We also offer free bus parking, unique performance spaces for performing arts groups (dance, choir or bands) FREE with group general admission, and on-site restaurants with a group meal voucher program.
For information about tour rates, performances spaces and the lunch voucher program, email Group Sales or call 619-782-9183
Are you a Tour Operator bringing a school group to the Legacy Center? Check out our Educational Field Trips below for school age students (K-12)!
Educational Field Trips
Teacher-Led School Tour
Teacher-led school tours are available for K-12 teachers who wish to bring their students on learning visits Mondays–Fridays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
School groups can take a field trip to the Center and receive a special admission price of $7 per person. Center admission gives you the opportunity to enjoy our interactive exhibits, galleries, The Legends of Lightfall Experience, and 4-D motion seat-theater. (limited-engagement, special events excluded). Learn more about our current exhibits and films.
To enhance your experience, consider adding an impactful guided tour using our Agents of The Sun Scavenger Hunt App or an incredible S.T.E.A.M. HAVEN enrichment workshop to your visit. (Additional costs apply – $3/person)
If you have questions or you’re ready to book your visit to the Center, call our Group Sales at 619-782-9183 or fill out our School Visit Application to reserve your date.
We’re a great place to learn!
Check out our amazing restaurants or sit in our incredible pavilion area for a picnic:
| Theresa’s Italian Restaurant | The Fountains Restaurant | Picnic |
Theresa’s Italian Restaurant
Enjoy authentic Italian Steakhouse cuisine right here at the Legacy! Theresa’s Restaurant combines a dynamic atmosphere with traditional dishes. Enjoy à la carte menus, chef’s tasting menus, private dinners at the Chef’s Table and a beautifully designed setting with an outdoor patio. From homemade pasta dishes to prime cut steaks, you will fall in love with our chef’s recipes, transporting you to Italy via taste. Take pleasure in every dish with perfectly paired selections from a profound, carefully assembled wine collection. The bar proudly serves a unique, specially crafted cocktail menu with house-infused spirits, and fresh, organic ingredients.
The Fountains Restaurant
Designed as the gathering spot of the resort, the Fountains Restaurant is fashioned to cater to different social scenes. The restaurants boasts an all-day menu, healthy and convenient grab ‘n go options, and a Mission Valley view. The outdoor patio is considered the best perch in the house. Enjoy the ease of casual cuisine interwoven with water, lights, and music from our Plaza Fountain. This is truly an incredible family experience for all ages.
Food and Picnicking
Food and Picnicking is allowed on the grounds. See Dining for onsite options, or if you bring food, you may enjoy it on the plaza. Please no outside alcoholic beverages.
The Legacy Center loves children there are plenty of opportunities to stay involved and have fun.
| The Agency Lab|
The Agency Lab
Join us on the first Saturday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Become an Agent of The Sun and explore the underground world of S.T.E.A.M.Haven as a leader in exploration of a world unknown! Sessions are filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction! Throughout the year, kids will explore an array of fields including science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and much more!
- Saturday: August 1, 2020 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
- Saturday: September 5, 2020 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
- Saturday: October 3, 2020 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Agency Lab is held the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. All activities are co-ed for grades K-8.
Members $13, nonmembers $15 per person, per date. To participate, parents must pre-register and pay with a credit card while registering their children by calling 619-782-9183.
We also offer S.T.E.A.M.HAVEN enrichment workshops, specialized for grades K-12 throughout the year, for continued science exploration.
Enjoy wireless internet access in select areas throughout the grounds. Look for Legacy Center Guest in your settings on your wireless device.
The Legacy International Center is a smoke-free environment.
Pets are not permitted at The Legacy International Center, with the exception of ADA defined service animals.
Photography and Filming
Photography and filming is permitted; restrictions apply. Insert statement about our use of photography for promotional purposes (disclaimer)
Tips for Visiting
Please help us preserve the environment of The Legacy Center by observing the following:
Bicycles, skateboards, or sports equipment are not allowed on the grounds
No radios or musical instruments
Do not remove plants, flowers, or fruit from the grounds
Answers to FAQs
- General admission includes all exhibitions, galleries, and gardens.
- Tickets may be purchased onsite at the time of your visit, or online.
- Tickets purchased onsite are valid day of purchase only.
- Tickets purchased online may be used any public day within 12 months from date of purchase.
- The Legacy Center is open rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds.
- Same day re-entry is permitted with your admission sticker and receipt.
- Last ticketed entry time is 4 p.m. No late day entry discounts.
- Student, Senior, and Veteran tickets require verification and are only available onsite.
- No Membership reciprocity with other museums, libraries, gardens, or other institutions.