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Balboa Park

Welcome to Balboa Park - the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, the San Diego Zoo and other attractions, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

The Balboa Park Visitors Center, located in the National Historic Landmark House of Hospitality building, is your primary resource for information about the Park. Each year, the Visitors Center staff and volunteers assist more than 500,000 Balboa Park visitors from all over the world. To help Balboa Park guests decide how to spend their time in the Park, Visitors Center volunteers offer brochures, maps, audio tours and information about museum exhibits, special events, recreational activities, free Park guided tours, transportation, dining options and more.

The Balboa Park grounds are open 24 hours a day, the Visitors Center is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily and museum hours vary by institution.

Upcoming event at Balboa Park

Halloween Family Day

  • Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • This is a safe, fun, and culturally inspired way to kick off their Halloween activities.

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

Halloween Family DayOctober 28, 2017

SDTFS Annual Fish ShowNovember 4, 2017

The Susan G. Komen San Diego Race For The Cure Is A 5K And 1 Mile Walk/RunNovember 5, 2017

Thanksgiving Day 5KNovember 23, 2017

Balboa Park December Nights Unwraps 40th Year Of Holiday CheerDecember 1, 2017

Past events

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