We are hard at work finalizing the library.
Visit San Diego's premier transportation museum, located in beautiful Balboa Park.
The Mission of the San Diego Automotive Museum™ is to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.
We are hard at work finalizing the library.
From the early pioneers of the automotive industry to the cutting-edge technologies of today, the exhibit floor is a dynamic canvas that brings the history of automobiles to life
The San Diego Automotive Museum thrives with the help of our patrons; your donation fuels restoration and enriches learning experiences for future generations. Join us in making a lasting impact—donate today!
Day 1 San Diego Auto Show !
The New Year is just days away, and so many local car events will help you ring in 2024! We cannot wait to see all of you next year! Big, big things are on the horizon!
Explore San Diego's many exhibits of automotive history at these incredible car museums.
Want to help us end 2023 with a bang?? There's no better way than to donate to the Museum! Donations support the continued growth of SDAM and will push us into the future. With a little help, we can reach heights never imagined for the San Diego Automotive Museum!
Bright and early with San Diego Air Cooled (VW Club)! Happy Holidays everyone!
SDAM’s 3rd Annual Shifting Gears Car Rally is back in April 2024! Watch for details in the new year!
Now, this is a great way to start your Saturday morning! Bonita Cars & Coffee (The BCC) Corvettes and Coffee San Diego it was awesome seeing all these cars come out, even after our little storm!
Oh, the bells are definitely ringing the glad, glad news! Christmas weekend has arrived, and boy, do we have some fun events to start your holiday festivities!
We are just a little over a week away from the San Diego Auto Show! Make sure you get your tickets ahead of time because you do not want to miss this annual event! We will be there all 4 days with some awesome giveaways, come say hi!
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We are always looking for new additions to include in our exhibits, from the cars themselves to historical artifacts from the past! Your donation can help push us to the next level!
Our final Cars & Coffee of the year and what a turn out! Even Santa took time from his VERY busy schedule to join us! A big thank you to Midnight Animal Coffee for your generous coffee donation as well, it was a huge hit!
Thank you to everyone who helped us fill up the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation bins! This was our first time participating and we could not be more pleased! Each and every one of you are making a huge difference this Holiday season!
We all know that Santa is a car guy, so we are sure he will be making his rounds this weekend! With all these local events happening, you are bound to run into the big guy!
We strive to be the best museum we possibly can be, and with your help we can continue towards this goal! We know it's a hard decision to part ways with your lifes work, but when the time comes, please consider donating to the Museum. We will proudly display it for all to admire!
THANK YOU to all of our dedicated volunteers! The effort each and every one of you put in really helps make the Museum flourish and grow to what it has become! We are so pleased we had a chance to celebrate all of you last Friday during our End of Year Volunteer Dinner. We would also like to acknowledge and honor our awardees for Museum Volunteer of the Year and Restoration Volunteer of the Year, Beth Swing and Jack Hunter. You are SUPERSTARS, thank you for all that you do for us!
Do you ever wonder what kind of car Rudolph drives when he isn't flying? We definitely do! And we are quite certain one, if not all of these local events, will have it on display. Just look for the red nose and antlers!
Such great news! We love lending a hand anyway we can!
Fantastic! Thanks to our advocates and Councilmembers Moreno and Campillo for making Penny for Arts and Culture more than a concept - it is our future! We look forward to this being reflected in the Mayor's budget. This is a momentous, unanimous vote for the City!
Councilmember Raul Campillo
Space 4 Art
The New Children's Museum
Fleet Science Center
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
San Diego Youth Symphony
Spreckels Organ Society Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
Kimberly Art Show
San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition
San Diego Museum Council
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Asian Story Theater
Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network)
The Old Globe
San Diego Junior Theatre
It was such an amazing turn out this year and we know first hand that Santa had a blast! He told us that all of you were on the Nice List this year!
Don't hide the beauty of these glorious pieces of art! If the time has come to part ways with your cars, trucks or motorcycles, please think of us! Donating a vehicle to the Museum continues to help us grow and innovate, but it will also become a part of our history!
Saturdays at December Nights are a Winter Wonderland!
December Nights at San Diego Auto Museum, Night 1! Remember to come say hi to Santa!
December is officially here, and all we want for Christmas is you.... to visit all these wonderful car events! Make sure you get nice and cozy because these mornings are only getting colder, but we love it!
Our December Night’s FUN Guide to celebrating San Diego’s beloved family friendly holiday tradition. Festive fun with live music, arts and crafts, drinks and food from across the globe and of course, plenty of twinkling holiday lights in Balboa Park!
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