Comic-Con Museum Will Be Open Throughout Comic-Con!

A pop-up version of the Comic-Con Museum will be open in Balboa Park each day during Comic-Con! No SDCC badge is required to enter, and admission is free for the whole community.

Preparations are underway to activate all three floors of the 68,000 square foot building with exciting exhibits, programs, and experiences. Specific features and attractions of the pop-up Museum will include:

The Batman Experience Powered by AT&T, an interactive, immersive experience that includes one of the largest-ever exhibits of Batman-related comics, art, games, props, costumes and vehicles. Click here for more information!

Cover Story: The Art of Comic-Con 50, an acclaimed display of original art exploring 50 years of Comic-Con program book covers. First unveiled in March, the exhibit will have an exciting new addition: the original Jim Lee artwork that graces the milestone 50th anniversary cover.

Daily panels in the Museum theater, organized by Comic-Con.  Four panels per day will give the broader community a taste of the great variety and depth of Comic-Con programming. Full details will be announced as we reveal the complete Comic-Con programming schedule.

“Geek Couture: Designs from the Her Universe Fashion Show, for the first time ever, an exhibition featuring more than a dozen designs that have graced the Her Universe Fashion Show runway over the past five years. The exhibit will be expanded following the conclusion of the 2019 Fashion Show on Thursday night to include this year’s winning designs and select gowns worn by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.

Paint Like Bob Ross, in collaboration with Bob Ross, Inc., is a make-and-take art class where visitors can learn to paint like TV’s Bob Ross, under the supervision of a Certified Ross Instructor.

Mondo Gallery: 80 Years of Batman, the first ever traveling exhibit from the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, celebrating the history of Batman through 19 iconic and fan-favorite comic-book covers, reproduced as screen-printed posters.

A first-look at all the exhibits is available to attendees at The Gathering, the Museum’s inaugural fundraising event, on the evening of Wednesday, July 17. The program includes a special ceremony inducting Batman into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame. Tickets are available at, including an after-party option from 9pm-midnight, for those attending Preview Night.

The pop-up Museum will be open starting at 9.30 AM each day, Thursday through Sunday. It is intended to represent an early preview of what to expect from the finished Comic-Con Museum when it opens in 2021 after renovations. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the project, and guests will be invited to support the Museum by joining as a Charter Member, with various levels of membership benefit on offer.

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