25 Freebies for Kids in October!

Free Things to Do, Eat & More!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone October 1, 2020

Free Admission For Children @ The San Diego Zoo (Open)

Children age 11 and under get free admission to the San Diego Zoo for the entire month of October when they are accompanied by an adult with a paid admission or membership to the zoo. Adults can bring up to 5 children for free.

Kids 11 & Under Get Free Admission to The San Diego Zoo Safari Park! (Open)

One adult with a valid form of admission can bring up to 5 children (ages 11 and younger) free all month long. 

1 Free Kids Ticket With A Purchase Of A Paid Adult Ticket @ SeaWorld (Open)

Kids FREE admission with a full paid adult admission! Enjoy one visit to SeaWorld San Diego's Spooktacular. Each kids FREE ticket must be added to your cart with a full paid adult ticket.
Reservations are required for your visit and can be made AFTER your purchase is complete and confirmed via email. Subject to park capacity. Children under 3 do not require a reservation or ticket for entry.

Kids Get Free Admission to 16 San Diego Museums in October!

This October 1-31, kids 12 and under receive free admission at many art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County.

Participating Museums
Barona Cultural Center & Museum (reopens October 8)
Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
California Surf Museum
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
Lux Art Institute
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
USS Midway Museum


One free child per paid adults can ride the Old Town Trolley for free between October 1–31.

Flagship Cruises & Events is offering two free children per paid adult on all 1- and 2-hour San Diego Harbor Tours during the month of October.

San Diego SEAL bus-boat tour, which is one of the most family-friendly ways to tour the bay. Guests receive one free child ticket per paid adult. You’ll call them to make a child seat reservation.

Kids Eat Free @ These Restaurants!

Galaxy Taco in La Jolla Shores offers kids combos complimentary for a maximum of two kids ages 12 and under per adult.

Kid-friendly Casa Guadalajara in Old Town San Diego lets kids 12 and under eat free from the kids’ menu (maximum value $7.95). An adult entree is required for each free kids’ meal.

If you spend $19 or more at Puesto in downtown San Diego on regular menu items, kids ages 12 and under may enjoy a selection off of the kids’ menu. Located near Seaport Village and the Embarcadero.

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