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Mingei International Launches Discover Mingei! Treasure Hunt

SAN DIEGO, CA.-Mingei International Museum will launch a new family program on Sunday, March 29 — DISCOVER MINGEI! Treasure Hunt. The new program, which will take place on Community Sunday, the last Sunday of each month, introduces the Museum and its offerings to a more diverse audience and makes the Museum experience more family-friendly.

A special family-rate admission will be offered on Community Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. along with the exhibition-related treasure hunt and its clues that encourage participants to explore the Museum’s exhibitions. Prizes will be given for completing the treasure hunt. DISCOVER MINGEI! Treasure Hunt maps in both Spanish and English can be downloaded from the Museum’s website,, and will also be available at the Museum.

Community Sunday admission from noon to 4 p.m. is $5 for families and $3 for individuals.

DISCOVER MINGEI! Museum Treasure Hunt and Community Sunday are co-sponsored by the Downtown Rotaract Club of the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Foundation, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Enlace and Univision, with prizes donated by Blick Art Materials.

Current exhibitions in Balboa Park are SHIBUI — The Subtle Beauty of Japanese Craft, INDIA ADORNED — Selections from Mingei International Museum’s Stephen Huyler Collection and, opening March 29, MASTERS OF MID-CENTURY CALIFORNIA MODERNISM — Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. In Escondido, visitors will enjoy NOMADIC LEGACY — Tent & Textiles from Central Asia & Iran.

In Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and closed on Mondays and national holidays. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for students and active military with ID. For information, call 619-239-0003 or visit

In Escondido, the Museum’s hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. On the second Saturday of each month, hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., with free admission from 4 – 8 p.m. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children, students and active duty military personnel with ID. Complimentary admission for all is sponsored by La Jolla Bank on the first Wednesday of each month.

Mingei International Museum exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. Its two museums – in San Diego and Escondido – feature Southern California’s largest collection of mingei – art of the people.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Mingei International Museum is funded in part by the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.

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