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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

2018 Race For Autism

  • Saturday, March 24, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • You can be a superhero for autism! Join us in changing the lives of thousands of San Diego families at the Race for Autism on March 24! 100% of Race donations stay right here to support San Diego autism programs, services, and hundreds of local classrooms. Featuring: - 5K chip-timed run or walk - 1-mile Superhero Family Fun Walk - Scenic Balboa Park course - Educational resource fair - Children's ... Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

2018 Race For AutismMarch 24, 2018

Makers Of San Diego HistoryMarch 24, 2018

Earth Day Fair & ParadeApril 22, 2018

Past events

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