The event also features several one-of-a-kind silent auction packages inspired by the Museum’s art and play-based mission. Bid on an art experience for yourself in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York OR a sleepover for one of your kids at the Museum.

New York City
Basil Twist and Evan Beard 
We’ll fly you and a friend to New York for a studio visit with designer, director, performer and puppeteer Basil Twist. Then enjoy a curated tour of one of New York’s finest museums with art expert Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive at U.S. Trust. In addition to the two incredible art experiences, this package includes airfare on Southwest Airlines, two night hotel stay, $500 Skin Authority gift certificate and a $50 Uber gift card.

Value: $5,000
Starting bid: $2,000
Buy it now: $7,500

Los Angeles
Tanya Aguiñiga and Hamilton Tickets
Hang out in LA at artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s studio, whose work focuses on identity, culture and gender while creating community. Then we’ve got hard-to-get tickets for you to see the Pulitzer prize-winning show, Hamilton at the Pantages Theater!  This package also includes two nights hotel accommodations at the JW Marriott, dinner at the City Club Los Angeles, $500 Skin Authority gift card and a $50 Uber card.

Value: $5,000
Starting bid: $2,000
Buy it now: $10,000

San Diego
Downtown Art Walk Roman de Salvo
Spend a day with contemporary artist Roman de Salvo. Your walking tour begins at the Museum of Contemporary Art to view his pieces there, followed by a short walk to waterfront Ruocco Park to see one of his public art commissions, with a finale at The New Children’s Museum to see Desert Derby. This package includes lunch or dinner with Roman at the University Club, two nights at the Westgate Hotel, $500 Skin Authority gift certificate and a free Lyft ride.

Value: $3,000
Starting bid: $1,000
Buy it now: $3,500

San Diego
A Day at Bread and Salt
Spend the day viewing the work of local San Diego artists at Bread and Salt, a unique gallery and experimental center for the arts in Logan Heights. You’ll enjoy a behind the scenes, VIP tour of the show with owner Jim Brown and lead curator Thomas DeMello. End your VIP engagement with an intimate dinner with the local artists in residence. Package also includes two nights at the Hotel Indigo, $500 Skin Authority gift certificate and a free ride from Lyft.

Value: $3,000
Starting bid: $1,000
Buy it now: $3,500

San Francisco
Chris Sollars and Alison Pebworth
Head up to the Bay Area for enriching conversation with two of the Museum’s exhibition artists, Chris Sollars (2011 TRASH) and Alison Pebworth (2015 Eureka). Your weekend in the Bay Area also includes a special visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, airfare on Southwest Airlines, two night hotel stay at the Fairmont, Skin Authority spa treatment for two at the Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel and a $50 Uber card.

Value: $3,500
Starting bid: $1,500
Buy it now: $5,000

Kids’ Night at the Museum
Best Slumber Party Ever
Back by popular demand, our one-of-a-kind slumber party gives 10 kids (and two lucky parents) run of the Museum after hours.  We’ll provide facilitators to customize your party which could include a movie, hands-on art making and more. This amazing priceless sleepover also includes dinner, snacks and breakfast the next morning.

Value: $7,500
Starting bid: $1,500
Buy it now: $5,000

Raffle Drawing
Donna Summer/Weekend in La Jolla
Our friends at the La Jolla Playhouse have donated tickets to see the world-premiere musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical!  For just $100 a ticket you could win one of three prizes:

Grand Prize: Two tickets to see Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, two nights at the Lodge at Torrey Pines (including Skin Authority spa treatments for two) and breakfast both mornings.

Two second prizes:  Four tickets to see Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.  

Thank you to the following people and companies for donating to this year’s Silent Auction:

Museum is Open today!

We are open 11/21 from 9:30am-4pm! Come think, play and create with us!