Our work relies 100% on private donations. We are working more diligently than ever to keep the Balboa Island Museum fresh, fun and full of opportunities.



A donation from you helps us:

  • create one-of-a-kind exhibits
  • preserve Balboa Island’s written, oral and material history
  • create a more enriching community through public programs
  • plan financially for long term success


Thanks to gifts from you, we were able to move to our new larger location and exceed our year-end campaign goal in new donations by the end of 2019.


Each gift from you, truly, means so much to us.


There are many ways to Donate, Click a button below to get started.



The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.


Hours of Operation:

The Museum Store is OPEN: Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday – Sunday 10am to 5pm

Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 4th of July

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Kids Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.