In honor of the brave men and women in uniform, San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas announced that all U.S. military personnel, including active duty, retired, and veterans are admitted FREE on Monday, July 4.

San Diego Botanic Garden also participates in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families (card carrier plus 5 immediate family members) through Labor Day, September 5. Simply show one of the following active military I.D. cards at admissions: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.

U.S. military personnel are invited to come and enjoy the restful 37-acre botanic wonderland, featuring 29 uniquely themed gardens and 4,000 different plant species. Children of all ages will enjoy exploring the two children’s gardens, Seeds of Wonder and the nationally-acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden, featuring Toni’s Tree House, as well as a mountain stream, garden music, garden ABC plant exploration areas, and more. Blue Star participants are also extended free admission to attend special events held at the garden during the summer months, including Thursday Family Fun Nights (every Thursday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. during summer months) and the Insect and Lady Bug Festival on July 23 & 24.

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San Diego Botanic Garden is located at:

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024