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Balboa Park

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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.

Hours
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 events at Balboa Park

Puzzle Pursuit: Time Machine

Date Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.
Cost $50 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
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Fall Plant Sale & Open House

Saturday, Sep. 20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gardening

Bunny Fest 2014

Sunday, Sep. 21
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family
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San Diego Design Film Festival: Oct 9-12, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 9
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Arts

San Diego Design Film Festival: Oct 9-12, 2014

Friday, Oct. 10
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Arts

San Diego Design Film Festival: Oct 9-12, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 11
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Arts

San Diego Design Film Festival: Oct 9-12, 2014

Sunday, Oct. 12
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Arts

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day 2014

Sunday, Oct. 26
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dance

Past events