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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

Comic-Con Lightsaber Battle: 'The ULF Strikes Back'

  • Today, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Welcome Comic-Con fans to another great Lightsaber event hosted by the United League of Fighters! This event is free to attend outside the Con itself, in Balboa Park! Costumes are encouraged as always. All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family! Make sure to share this event with all your friends! Kids can challenge trained ULF staff early in the evening for some great, and safe, lightsaber fighting fun! ... Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

Food Truck FridaysStarts June 1, 2018

Comic-Con Lightsaber Battle: 'The ULF Strikes Back'Today

33rd Annual Philippine Cultural Arts FestivalAugust 11, 2018

Susan G. Komen San Diego Race For The CureNovember 4, 2018

Past events

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