October is a great month for families to visit museums, especially since kids under 12 with an adult receive free admission to 24 amazing museums in San Diego. With kids back in school this is the perfect time to engage their visual learning, by visiting art, history and science museums to gain first hand tactile experience of what they are reading about in the classroom. Museums have an important role in the development of a child's education as a place of fun and active learning. Take note of what your child is interested in at school and try to direct their learning in a new environment, such as the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Air & Space Museum or the Oceanside Museum of Art. With 24 different museums to choose from you are bound to find a few that your child will love.

Participating museums include: Barona Cultural Center & Museum, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Coronado Museum of History & Art, Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Heritage of the Americas Museum, La Jolla Historical Society, Lux Art Institute, Marston House Museum & Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Oceanside Museum of Art, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (gallery only), San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego Botanic Garden, San Diego History Center, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, The NAT (San Diego Natural History Museum), The New Children’s Museum, Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, Timken Museum of Art, Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, Water Conservation Garden and the Women’s Museum of California.

Simply download and print your Kids Free in October coupon on the SDMC website www.sandiegomusuemcouncil.org and bring it with you to the museum to receive free admission for up to 2 kids 12 and under with an adult. The coupon is good for general admission and does not apply to field trips or special events and exhibitions.