Known as the "Smithsonian of the West Coast" the park has over 15 museums and gallerys in the park. Only one has free admission. This is one of the oldest urban parks in the US and it is a stand out. Beautiful buildings and wonderful museums. There is always something going on in the park. Most museums are open from 9:30 am to 5 pm. See the Botanical building, one of the oldest wood lath structures in the U.S. Well worth a visit.