Kids Free San Diego October 2023 + Discounted Adult Tickets

Kids Free San Diego is back this October 2023 where kids can receive free admission to over 100+ San Diego attractions including theme parks, zoos, museums, tours, and eat free at restaurants, and stay free at hotels. For the adults, take advantage of the discount tickets to San Diego attractions that are valid during the San Diego Kids Free promotion.


Terms and Conditions of the Kids Free San Diego October promotion:

Kids Free San Diego is an annual promotion where kids can eat, play, and stay for free all month long with over 100+ San Diego attractions participating and only adults need to pay for admission tickets. The offer is organized by the San Diego Tourism Authority. Here are some terms and conditions to know:

  • Both tourists and residents can take advantage of the annual San Diego Kids Free October offer.
  • Some attractions like Legoland California and Birch Aquarium at Scripps require a reservation.
  • There are age restrictions, some offers may apply to kids ages 10 and under while others are for 12 and under, make sure to read terms and condition of each attraction.
  • Parking pass is not free unless it is free at the San Diego attraction you’re visiting.
  • Some participating attractions will require only an adult ticket and the child can enter for free while other venues will need a printed voucher for the kids. Some also limit the number of kids the adults can bring for free in addition to age restrictions.
  • Make sure to purchase eligible adult tickets, some attractions may require a full-price adult ticket while others allow discounted adult tickets (we will list them below).
  • Bundle San Diego multi-attraction passes are not valid to avail of kids-free entrance like the Go City San Diego, Balboa Park Explorer Passes, and CityPASS.
  • You don’t need to wait until October to get kids in for Free at some attractions. You can take advantage of the SeaWorld San Diego Kids Free offer and Legoland Kids Go Free 2023 offer all year long.
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Kids Free October San Diego Theme Parks and Top Attractions:

Here are the major theme parks and attractions participating in the Kids Free San Diego offer. Some are already valid this September so you don’t need to wait!

SeaWorld San Diego Kids Free – Now through Oct. 31!

  • Offer: Receive 1 free child ticket (ages 3 to 9) per 1 paid adult ticket. Valid now, don’t wait til October.
  • Save: Buy the discounted SeaWorld Kids Free ticket, for only $104.99 versus $109.99.
  • For the extra adults or kids: Buy the discounted SeaWorld 1-Day Admission Ticket for only $65.69 versus $109.99. 

Sea World Halloween Spooktacular (included)- Fridays to Sundays, between September 15 to October 29. Enjoy the daytime family-friendly Halloween event where kids can trick or treat and join in on a Halloween dance party.

Howl-O-Scream (not included) – Nighttime Halloween Haunt for ages 13+, select nights September 29 to Oct. 31. Check out SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Cream discount tickets to attend the event.

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Legoland California Kids Free – Now through Oct. 31!

Note: Legoland California is still requiring reservations so reserve your visit after buying your tickets.

Brick-or-Treat Monster Party (not included) – Halloween at Legoland on select days from September 16 to October 29.

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San Diego Zoo Kids Free – October 1 to 31

Halgloween (included) – 5 to 9 PM from Friday to Sunday, enjoy San Diego Zoo’s light-up-the-night, Halloween-themed extravaganza!

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San Diego Safari Park Kids Free – October 1 to 31

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Belmont Park Kids Free October

  • Offer: Buy 1 Combo Wristband – 48″ or taller – and received 1 Jr. Combo Wristband – under 48″ – free this October!
  • Save Time: Buy an Adult Combo Wristband for $58 in advance versus at the gate.

USS Midway Museum Kids Free in October

  • Offer: Receive up to two children 12 & under to get in FREE with one full-price paid adult this October!
  • Save: Buy a discounted USS Midway Museum adult ticket for only $29 versus $31 gate price.

Old Town Trolley Tour Kids Free October

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The New Children’s Museum Kids Free October

  • Offer: One free child admission with the purchase of one full-priced adult admission this October.
  • Save Time: Buy your discounted Children’s Museum adult ticket for only $18 in advance versus at the gate.

Speed Boat Adventure San Diego Kids Free

  • Offer: 1 free child with 2 paid adults.
  • Save Time: Buy tickets in advance – $187.64

2023 Kids Free San Diego Participating Museums:

Kids ages 12 and under can receive free entry at the following art, cultural, science, and historical museums this October 2023 as part of the Kids Free San Diego offer. Please note that certain exhibitions may require an additional fee. Make sure to download the Kids Free San Diego coupon via San Diego Museum Council’s website to avail of the free admission to the museums.

Note: The exact ages included may vary per attraction, check their website for details.

  • Barona Cultural Center & Museum – plus a free welcome gift
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps – Reservation required. Use code KIDSFREE22 at the Shopping Cart to receive up to two (2) free child tickets per each paid qualifying* adult admission.
  • Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
  • Brain Observatory – Reservation required. Use code KIDSFREE22 at the Shopping Cart to receive up to two (2) free child tickets per each paid qualifying* adult admission.
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • California Surf Museum
  • Centro Cultura de la Raza – Kids are always free
  • Chicano Park Museum & Cultural Center – Kids are always free
  • Comic-Con Museum – Tuesdays – Fridays, October 4-31, 2023 only. Buy 2 full price adult tickets, receive up to 2 children (6-12) tickets for free.
  • Coronado Museum of History & Art – admission is always free.
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
  • Heritage of the Americas Museum – Kids 17 and under are always free.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • J.A. Cooley Museum
  • Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
  • Junipero Serra Museum
  • La Jolla Historical Society
  • La Mesa Depot Museum
  • Lemon Grove Parsonage Museum
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Marston House Museum
  • Marine Corp Recruit Depot Command Museum
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown & La Jolla
  • Museum of Making Music
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Museum of Us
  • Nautical History Gallery & Museum
  • New Americans Museum
  • New Children’s Museum
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
  • San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Archaeological Center
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
  • San Diego History Museum
  • San Diego International Airport Arts Program
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat)
  • San Diego Police Museum
  • The San Diego Museum of Art
  • Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Vision Museum of Textile Art
  • Warner-Carrillo Ranch House (SOHO)
  • The Water Conservation Garden
  • Women’s Museum of California
  • WorldBeat Center

Kids Eat Free and Stay Free at Participating San Diego Restaurants and Hotels

As part of the Kids Eat Free San Diego October offer, kids eat for free at participating restaurants &/or restaurant hotels & can avail of Kids Free Welcome Gift at participating hotels.

  • Kids eat and play free at The Catamaran Resort
  • Kids Eat Free at Pendry San Diego
  • Kids Free Ice Cream at Kimpton Alma San Diego
  • Kids Eat Free at Maryjane’s Diner – Hard Rock Hotel
  • Kids Eat Free at Hotel Indigo
  • Kids Eat Free at Hilton San Diego Airport
  • Kids Eat Free at Courtyard San Diego Old Town

Visit the San Diego Tourism’s Website for a complete listing of brands participating in the promotion.

Also read: San Diego Getaway Guide


Book your San Diego Vacation:

San Diego Hotel + Attraction Package

Bundle and save up to 30% on a hotel + attraction package!


San Diego Kids Eat Free Hotel Package

Book one the San Diego hotels offering your kids to a free meal!


San Diego Kids Welcome Gift Hotel Package

Receive a welcome gift for your little one with your hotel package!


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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. AnyTots.com has made every effort to confirm the information in this article and we try our best to update as often as possible but things can often change so we urge you to confirm every event detail like date, time, location, ticket price from the host of the event or attraction, and actual savings calculation in case of an error on our part. AnyTots does not sell any tickets but only lists reliable sources where you can buy discounted tickets, make sure to check the refund or exchange policy before buying tickets through them. AnyTots is in no way responsible for any injuries or damages you sustain while visiting an attraction or event posted on our website and you assume the sole risk of relying on any of the information in our post.

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