Above: Promotional image the 2012 Halloween Family Day At Balboa Park 2013 on October 26, 2013. Courtesy image of Balboa Park.
Over a dozen museums are treating families to free admission for children 12 and under during the 5th annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day on Saturday, October 26. In addition to free children’s admission with a paid adult, participating museums and cultural attractions will present a spooky array of hands-on activities, crafts, special tours, storytelling, and other free goodies from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Adults also receive discounted admission when they pick up a Stay-for-the-Day Pass, a one-day excursion pass allowing one adult admission to five park museums for a low price of $43.
Among the highlights of this year’s park-wide Halloween Family Day is a doggie costume parade and contest in the Spanish Village Art Center, spooky storytelling and mask-making at the Timken Museum of Art, a host of activities centered on the Model Railroad Museum’s Haunted Train Town, a creepy nocturnal Critter Cave at the Natural History Museum, and a variety of free activity and prize-drawing booths on the Prado.
View a complete listing of all the activities scheduled for the October 26 Family Day. Coupons are not required.