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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. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and museum hours vary by institution.

Upcoming event at Balboa Park

12th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival

  • Today, noon to 4 p.m.
  • The 12th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival brings an afternoon of performance, theater and art to Balboa Park. Organized by the San Diego Shakespeare Society, it features teams of students from city and county schools performing 10-minute scenes from Shakespeare on outdoor stages along the El Prado pedestrian promenade. There is a Grand Procession and Opening Ceremony at noon in front of the Botanical Garden. This event is free ... Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

12th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare FestivalToday

The Vine AffairJune 2, 2017

Festival Of Yoga San DiegoJune 17, 2017

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

Past events

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