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    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

    • Located in the coastal community of La Jolla, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASCD) is a three-acre, oceanfront complex. The museum prides itself on collecting works of new and under-recognized artists, as well as, major artists. Its collection features works created after 1950 including paintings, sculptures, photography and video, works on paper and installations. The museum also offers public programs including lectures, books signings and film screenings.

      The museum provides free guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays and the third Thursday of every month. As of September 2010, admission at MCASCD La Jolla ranges from $5 to $10. Admission tickets are good for seven days of admission to the museum's La Jolla and Downtown locations. The museum also offers free admission to people 25 and under, every third Thursday of the month and to active duty personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

      Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

      700 Prospect St.

      La Jolla, CA 92037

      858-454-3541

      mcasd.org

    San Diego Safari Park

    • The San Diego Safari park is an 1,800 acre that provides visitors encounters with wildlife. The park features guided tours through the grounds where animals such as elephants, ostriches, rhinos and gazelles roam free.

      As of September 2010, ticket prices start at $27. Prices include admission to 14 attractions and shows including the Elephant Rush, Discovery Station, Savanna Cool Zone, Jameson Research Island and Journey into Africa tour. The park also has two additional attractions available for an extra fee.

      San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

      15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd.

      Escondido, CA 92027

      619-685-3259

      sandiegozoo.org

    La Jolla Playhouse

    • Located in the North Sand Diego suburb La Jolla, La Jolla Playhouse is a Tony Award winning non-profit theater. The Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer and many of the Playhouse's productions have moved to Broadway and earned a total of 29 Tony Awards. As of September 2010, upcoming productions include: Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin; Notes from Underground; Ruined; and Little Miss Sunshine.

      La Jolla Playhouse also provides education and enrichment programs for children including performances for youth, as well as, acting and theater training and workshops.

      Ticket prices vary depending on the production and theater seating. The Playhouse also offers discounts for students, youth 17 and under, seniors and military members.

      La Jolla Playhouse

      2910 La Jolla Village Dr.

      La Jolla, CA 92037

      lajollaplayhouse.org

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