General admission to the IVDM is FREE.
Field trips and special events/programs may have an admission fee. See Events & Programs.
We host field trips for students from elementary school through college and beyond! Schools, scout troops, birthday parties, and other organizations or groups interested in scheduling a visit to the museum are invited to contact Museum staff to arrange their visit. Please see our Field Trips page for more information.
West (from San Diego)
Take Exit #89, Ocotillo off Interstate 8. Take a right off of the exit ramp. Take an immediate right on Frontage Road (also called Museum Road). The Museum gate is 0.5 miles down Frontage Road on the Left.
East (from El Centro)
Take Exit #89- Ocotillo off Interstate 8. Take a left off of the exit ramp. After the underpass, take a right on Frontage Road (also called Museum Road). The Museum gate is 0.5 miles down Frontage Road on the left.
Member of the American Alliance of Museums since 2013.