Comic-Con Museum

Comic-Con Museum Comic-Con International (Comic-Con),a 501(c)3 nonprofit, opened Comic-Con Museum in San Diego
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Tinker with robots in the Education Center! The “STEAM education Powered by SDG&E” has launched and we’re excited to sha...
12/08/2023

Tinker with robots in the Education Center! The “STEAM education Powered by SDG&E” has launched and we’re excited to share these robotics activities with the community. Thank you San Diego Gas & Electric for your generous support.

Comic-Con Museum’s Makerspace is included with admission and activities are offered on a drop-in basis. Times vary, be sure to check our website calendar for the most current hours and information at comic-conmuseum.org/calendar.
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A new arrival to the Museum Shop: the 2023 limited edition ornament! Limited quantity. Purchase yours today for $14.99 e...
12/07/2023

A new arrival to the Museum Shop: the 2023 limited edition ornament! Limited quantity. Purchase yours today for $14.99 each. Limit one per customer.

Plus, the Comic-Con Museum Shop is offering a special holiday sale: 20% off all Comic-Con–branded items until Dec. 23, while supplies last.

The Museum Shop is open to the public Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. P. Pursch © 2023 SDCC

Please note: Comic-Con Museum will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 1, and remain closed through Saturday, Dec. 2, fo...
11/30/2023

Please note: Comic-Con Museum will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 1, and remain closed through Saturday, Dec. 2, for December Nights; the last tickets will be sold at 1 p.m.

Celebrate December Nights at Comic-Con Museum on Friday, Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 3-8 p.m.!

❄️Create your own (free) holiday-themed Paint & Take miniature activity in the Museum lobby. Painting supplies and one miniature figure per person will be provided. Supplies are limited. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 5+, painting sessions are approximately 15-30 minutes.

🎨You can also join us on the Museum front lawn for a free collaborative painting activity. Contribute to our December Nights community murals that will appear before your eyes with themed paint-by-number banners. Children under age 5 will require direct assistance from their adult.

🦸While our exhibits will be closed during December Nights, our Museum Shop will be open for holiday shopping, and snacks will also be available for sale.

This Giving Tuesday comes with a side of memories. Purchasing a Comic-Con Museum membership as a gift invites a loved on...
11/28/2023

This Giving Tuesday comes with a side of memories. Purchasing a Comic-Con Museum membership as a gift invites a loved one to enjoy new experiences every time they visit the museum, like traversing a Martian jungle in the POPnology exhibit’s virtual reality experience, meeting Eisner Award winner Colleen Doran and having her sign a copy of “Snow, Glass, Apples,” or seeing rare comics from Stan Lee’s early days.

Become a member (or a Legend), support local arts and culture, and give a gift this holiday season that will make your loved one’s 2024 full of comics, popular arts, and all things Comic-Con at comic-conmuseum.org/membership. 🎁

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Experience Comic-Con to the fullest with the new Legend membership. With a Comic-Con 2024 four-day plus Preview Night ba...
11/27/2023

Experience Comic-Con to the fullest with the new Legend membership. With a Comic-Con 2024 four-day plus Preview Night badge (Wednesday - Sunday), year-round Museum access, and many other benefits, discounts, and swag, next year is going to be legendary.

Learn more or purchase your membership today at bit.ly/CCMLegend.

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Giving Tuesday is a win-win at Comic-Con Museum! Giving the gift of membership supports San Diego’s premier popular arts...
11/25/2023

Giving Tuesday is a win-win at Comic-Con Museum! Giving the gift of membership supports San Diego’s premier popular arts and culture institution as it provides learning experiences to the community and puts a smile on a loved one’s face.

Museum members get access to special events and unlimited admission, unlocking exclusive and exciting experiences. (And, if you’re a Legend member, a Comic-Con badge!) We hope you will join us this year as we venture into our third year.

Your support at any level helps enable our 2024 programming and community-building initiatives including “Summer Nights at Comic-Con Museum®,” educational workshops and activities, and public programs and panels. Learn more or make a donation today at comic-conmuseum.org/support.

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Today kicks off the Comic-Con Museum Shop Holiday Sale! ❄️At the Museum Shop, Funko items are 35% off (including Funko P...
11/24/2023

Today kicks off the Comic-Con Museum Shop Holiday Sale! ❄️

At the Museum Shop, Funko items are 35% off (including Funko Pops for $9.99 each!) this weekend, Nov. 24-26.

Today through Dec. 23, Comic-Con branded items are 20% off while supplies last. Join us in Balboa Park this weekend!

The Museum Shop is open to the public; no Museum admission necessary.

Introducing the Comic-Con Museum Shop Holiday Sale! Starting this weekend in our Museum Shop, Comic-Con branded items ar...
11/23/2023

Introducing the Comic-Con Museum Shop Holiday Sale! Starting this weekend in our Museum Shop, Comic-Con branded items are 20% off, while supplies last through Dec. 23.

Plus, this weekend only (Nov. 24-26), Funko items are 35% off … including Funko Pops for only $9.99 each! Join us for some Black Friday shopping and three floors of immersive exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages.

The Museum Shop is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; no Museum admission necessary.

Comic-Con Museum is closed tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving. We’ll be open all weekend afterward - join us ...
11/22/2023

Comic-Con Museum is closed tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving. We’ll be open all weekend afterward - join us for Black Friday specials in the Museum Shop, activities galore in the Makerspace, and many interactive exhibits to explore.

The Comic-Con Museum Shop Holiday Sale starts Friday, Nov. 24:

⚡️ 35% off Funko items Nov. 24-26
🎁 20% off Comic-Con branded items Nov. 24-Dec. 23, while supplies last

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Did you know you still have the opportunity to become a Legend? Comic-Con Museum’s newest membership level includes a Co...
11/19/2023

Did you know you still have the opportunity to become a Legend? Comic-Con Museum’s newest membership level includes a Comic-Con 2024 four-day plus Preview Night badge (Wednesday - Sunday), year-round access to the Museum, exclusive Museum events, and more.

Secure your membership today at bit.ly/CCMLegend.

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Exciting activities await thanks to San Diego Gas & Electric! Our Makerspace STEAM educational programming for the durat...
11/15/2023

Exciting activities await thanks to San Diego Gas & Electric! Our Makerspace STEAM educational programming for the duration of our “POPnology” exhibit is powered by SDG&E. These hands-on learning experiences are key to the Museum’s mission: education.
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A color palette of iridescent jewel tones, rich golds, and detailed drawings make viewing the original artwork a special...
11/10/2023

A color palette of iridescent jewel tones, rich golds, and detailed drawings make viewing the original artwork a special experience at the “Colleen Doran Illustrates Neil Gaiman” exhibit. There’s lots of art to admire by the award-winning artist Colleen Doran for her adaptations of stories by Neil Gaiman including “Chivalry,” “Snow, Glass, Apples,” “The Sandman,” “Troll Bridge,” “American Gods,” “Norse Mythology,” and “Good Omens.”

Plus, several of her books are on sale at the Museum Shop. Visit today and purchase tickets at the door or online at comic-conmuseum.org.

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Have you ever tried a virtual reality experience? Our “POPnology” exhibit allows guests to choose their own world (or so...
11/09/2023

Have you ever tried a virtual reality experience? Our “POPnology” exhibit allows guests to choose their own world (or somewhere out of this world) for a nature walk. Choose your adventure today!

Book your ticket to Comic-Con Museum at comic-conmuseum.org.
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Comic-Con Museum is the ultimate fan destination for comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Experience the magic of Comic-Con all year round.

The third Mask-O-Raid was a spooky success, thank you to Funko and Funmaker Mike, who raised funds for the Museum and it...
11/06/2023

The third Mask-O-Raid was a spooky success, thank you to Funko and Funmaker Mike, who raised funds for the Museum and its Education Center! We appreciate your support and generosity throughout our years of friendship.

To all who attended, thank you for joining us and we hope you had a wonderful time and brought home some fun swag and a Pop! for your collection.

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10/29/2023

Things got spooky on the first night of Funko’s third annual Mask-O-Raid event, hosted by the Comic-Con Museum in San D…

10/27/2023

Funko’s founder Funmaker Mike Becker loves Halloween,and loves San Diego. Thus comes Mask-O-Raid

10/27/2023

Funko takes over the Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park Friday and Saturday for a Halloween “Mask-O-Raid” party with costumes and a vintage exhibit.

He created Hocus Pocus, he produced Child’s Play and Chucky … and he’ll be at Mask-O-Raid on Saturday night! Join us for...
10/26/2023

He created Hocus Pocus, he produced Child’s Play and Chucky … and he’ll be at Mask-O-Raid on Saturday night! Join us for a panel and meet-and-greet with special guest David Kirschner at Comic-Con Museum, where we’re celebrating Halloween with Funko and Funmaker Mike!

Limited tickets remaining! 🎃 Purchase yours today at bit.ly/CCMmaskoraid23.

Mask-O-Raid is only a few days away and tickets are almost sold out for both nights. Explore a world-class exhibit featu...
10/24/2023

Mask-O-Raid is only a few days away and tickets are almost sold out for both nights.

Explore a world-class exhibit featuring a display of rarely-seen Funko mascot heads and vintage Halloween masks, get a token for a “Mystery Pop Giveaway” and FREE Mask-O-Raid swag, and compete in a costume contest and a Funko prototype raffle. Purchase your tickets now: bit.ly/CCMmaskoraid23.

“How does technology influence how we play, connect, live, work, and move?” That’s what Comic-Con Museum’s newest exhibi...
10/23/2023

“How does technology influence how we play, connect, live, work, and move?” That’s what Comic-Con Museum’s newest exhibit, ‘POPnology,’ will explore.

Thanks SDtoday for checking out the new headline exhibit. Read more about the new exhibits and then see for yourself! Tickets at bit.ly/SDtodayPOPnology.

Thank you to all who attended and participated in this year’s Comic-Con International SAM: Storytelling Across Media sym...
10/22/2023

Thank you to all who attended and participated in this year’s Comic-Con International SAM: Storytelling Across Media symposium. The Museum was glad to host an event dedicated to telling stories through comics, books, gaming, movies, and more.

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Great Scott! An exact replica of the DeLorean is parked at Comic-Con Museum! Join us for   on tomorrow, Oct. 21, and che...
10/20/2023

Great Scott! An exact replica of the DeLorean is parked at Comic-Con Museum!

Join us for on tomorrow, Oct. 21, and check out exact replicas of the DeLorean Time Machine and hoverboard in our new “POPnology” exhibit. Take photos with cosplayers and watch the Expedition: Back to the Future docu-series in the Museum theater all day. Book your ticket today at comic-conmuseum.org.
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Weekdays just got better! Through the month of October, kids 12 years and younger can visit Comic-Con Museum for free Tu...
10/19/2023

Weekdays just got better! Through the month of October, kids 12 years and younger can visit Comic-Con Museum for free Tuesdays-Fridays. Get futuristic - or go Back to the Future - with our headlining exhibit “POPnology” and learn about the future of driverless cars, robots, drones, and 3D printers.

Use this coupon and reserve your tickets: https://bit.ly/CCMkidsfree.

Family fun alert! It's Kids Free San Diego October 1 -31 at the Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park and more than 50 museums all over San Diego County.

Double the spookiness, double the fun! 🎃 Join us for Mask-O-Raid this year, happening twice on Oct. 27 & 28. Put on your...
10/18/2023

Double the spookiness, double the fun! 🎃 Join us for Mask-O-Raid this year, happening twice on Oct. 27 & 28. Put on your most fantastic costume, mingle with Funmaker Mike (Founder of Funko), join the Funko prototype raffle, and grab a token for a chance at our "Mystery Pop Giveaway."

Purchase your ticket now before it's too late: bit.ly/CCMmaskoraid23.
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🚨 Today is the day! Get your legend status now because Comic-Con Museum Legend membership sales are live for everyone! P...
10/12/2023

🚨 Today is the day! Get your legend status now because Comic-Con Museum Legend membership sales are live for everyone! Purchase yours and get premium-level museum membership, including year-round Museum access, and one Comic-Con 2024 four-day with Preview Night badge.

Head to Comic-Con International's official eBay site purchase yours: https://www.ebay.com/str/comicconinternational; available while supplies last.

🦸 Ready to become legendary? We’re premiering a new Comic-Con Museum membership to the public featuring year-round acces...
10/11/2023

🦸 Ready to become legendary? We’re premiering a new Comic-Con Museum membership to the public featuring year-round access to the museum and a Comic-Con 2024 4-day plus Preview Night badge.

Legend memberships go on sale TOMORROW, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. to the public exclusively through Comic-Con's official eBay account at https://www.ebay.com/str/comicconinternational.

Got more questions? Check out our FAQ here: bit.ly/CCMLegend.

Members: Legend memberships go on sale TODAY starting at 10 a.m.! Memberships can be purchased in person at the Museum s...
10/07/2023

Members: Legend memberships go on sale TODAY starting at 10 a.m.!

Memberships can be purchased in person at the Museum starting at 10 a.m. today or complete the online form sent to you by email, and a Comic-Con Museum staff member will call you to process your payment starting at 10 a.m.

For the first time ever, this is your opportunity to enjoy Comic-Con to the fullest with a top-level Museum membership that gives you year-round access to the Museum and a Comic-Con 2024 4-day plus Preview Night badge (Wednesday - Sunday).

Renew or upgrade to Legend for the ultimate Comic-Con fan experience. Quantities are limited. The Legend membership public sale is happening Thursday, Oct. 12.

For more information, visit bit.ly/CCMLegend.

THIS SATURDAY at Comic-Con Museum! Attendance is included with Museum admission.
10/05/2023

THIS SATURDAY at Comic-Con Museum! Attendance is included with Museum admission.

Interested in the art of storytelling? Join us on Saturday, October 7 for SAM: Storytelling Across Media at Comic-Con Museum. Click the link to see the SAM programming schedule! https://bit.ly/3PREoGd

10/04/2023
10/04/2023

POPnology, Comic-Con Museum’s latest interactive exhibit that demonstrates the connection between pop culture and real-world technology!

10/04/2023

The Comic-Con Museum re-opened with three exhibits! Our co-publisher Esteban explored “POPnology - A deep dive into technology and science fiction where you learn and explore how technology has been influenced by movies, books, television, art, and futurists. https://comic-conmuseum.org/

Enjoy Comic-Con to the fullest with our new Legend membership! For the first time ever, Comic-Con Museum presents a new ...
10/04/2023

Enjoy Comic-Con to the fullest with our new Legend membership! For the first time ever, Comic-Con Museum presents a new membership level that includes year-round access to the Museum and a Comic-Con 2024 four-day plus Preview Night badge (Wednesday - Sunday).

Legend memberships go on sale to existing members on Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. PDT (in-person and online-with-callback options available) through Monday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Limit one Legend Membership per member while supplies last.

The membership offer is also available to the public starting Thursday, Oct. 12.
Visit our FAQ page for more information: bit.ly/CCMLegend.

Comic-Con Museum is the ultimate fan destination for comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Experience the magic of Comic-Con all year round.

Our Museum reopens TOMORROW with new exhibits! Plus, at 2 p.m., the Museum hosting a panel with Eisner and Locus Award-w...
10/03/2023

Our Museum reopens TOMORROW with new exhibits! Plus, at 2 p.m., the Museum hosting a panel with Eisner and Locus Award-winning artist Colleen Doran and exhibit curator and author Kim Munson.

Following the panel Colleen will be signing copies of her Eisner Award winners "Snow, Glass, Apples“ and "Chivalry," which will be available in the Museum’s Gift Shop, as well as a “Snow, Glass, Apples“ art print.

All are welcome; panel is included with Museum admission. Reserve your tickets today at comic-conmuseum.org/visit. 📸 © 2023 SDCC

10/03/2023

Tomorrow we’re back open with THREE new exhibits! Visit the Museum and be immersed in the interactive, futuristic “POPnology” exhibit. Learn about the emerging technologies that are just now showing up on the cultural radar. Get your tickets now at comic-conmuseum.org/visit.
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📣Museum Members! Join us for coffee and donuts, meet the exhibit artists and creators, and be among the first to see our...
10/02/2023

📣Museum Members! Join us for coffee and donuts, meet the exhibit artists and creators, and be among the first to see our new exhibits including “Popnology,” “Colleen Doran Illustrates Neil Gaiman,” and “Steve Oliff: From Big Dots to the Digital Universe” TOMORROW, Oct. 3 starting at 9 a.m.!

Colleen Doran will be signing books and a limited edition poster from her work with Neil Gaiman, available for purchase at the gift shop at 10:30 a.m.

Time to start planning your costume for “Mask-O-Raid” presented by Funko and Comic-Con Museum! Tickets are now on sale f...
10/02/2023

Time to start planning your costume for “Mask-O-Raid” presented by Funko and Comic-Con Museum! Tickets are now on sale for TWO nights of spookiness with a world-class exhibit of 1970s vintage Halloween costumes and masks from Funmaker Mike's collection, a costume contest with prizes, and a token for a “Mystery Pop Giveaway”! Proceeds go to support the Museum and Education Center.

Reserve your ticket now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mask-o-raid-2023-tickets-726379810567?aff=oddtdtcreator

Comic-Con Museum is the ultimate fan destination for comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Experience the magic of Comic-Con all year round.

Hone in on your creative storytelling voice at SAM: Storytelling Across Media, a one-day symposium for aspiring writers ...
09/29/2023

Hone in on your creative storytelling voice at SAM: Storytelling Across Media, a one-day symposium for aspiring writers and artists on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Comic-Con Museum ✏🎥 Attend panels about how to tell a story in various media, including comics, books, gaming, movies, and more. This event is free with the purchase of a Museum ticket! Reserve yours now: comic-conmuseum.org.

Save the Date(s)! This year, Comic-Con Museum and Funko present the annual Halloween Mask-O-Raid for two nights! Join us...
09/28/2023

Save the Date(s)! This year, Comic-Con Museum and Funko present the annual Halloween Mask-O-Raid for two nights! Join us Friday, Oct. 27, or Saturday, Oct. 28, for a scarily fun evening, with proceeds benefiting Comic-Con Museum and its Education Center.

Get your tickets Monday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Link will be posted on Comic-Con Museum's social media channels.

Comic-Con Museum’s headlining fall exhibit is taking you into the future with driverless cars, robots, drones, and 3D pr...
09/28/2023

Comic-Con Museum’s headlining fall exhibit is taking you into the future with driverless cars, robots, drones, and 3D printers. Plus, explore Comic-Con International Eisner Award–winners Colleen Doran and Steve Oliff in their exhibits—“Colleen Doran Illustrates Neil Gaiman” & “From Big Dots to the Digital Universe—The Evolution of Comic Book Color.”

Grab your tickets at the link below, and mark your calendars for opening day—October 4 at comic-conmuseum.org/visit.
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09/25/2023

Stan Lee appeared at Comic-Con numerous times over the course of his 78-year career to the delight of his legions of fans. This year, Comic-Con Museum and Kartoon Studios presented a first-ever exhibit to celebrate his 100 years of legacy. https://gbsan.com/the-life-and-legacy-of-stan-lee/

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2131 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA
92101

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is opening the Comic-Con Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park. This new cultural attraction will encourage an appreciation of comics and related popular arts through exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and outreach efforts.

The Comic-Con Museum will be a year-round operation, manifesting the same values of accessibility, curiosity and appreciation that have driven the organization’s world-famous conventions. Through exhibits that refresh frequently and consistently, and programs that offer opportunities to learn, experience, and participate, the Museum will continue to build awareness and appreciation for the valuable contribution of popular culture. The Museum will be visitor-focused, whether a Comic-Con fan or a member of the general public and will provide engrossing experiences that engage curiosity and inspire learning.

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