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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

San Diego Heart And Stroke Walk

  • Saturday, September 16, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Join the American Heart Association on Saturday, September 16, at Balboa Park (the intersection of 6th & Laurel) for the 26th Annual Heart & Stroke Walk! The celebration includes several local San Diego vendors, work-out demos, health screenings, entertainment, Subway sandwiches and more. The expo opens at 6 a.m., while the walk and festivities kick-off at 7 a.m. The Heart Walk is an event designed to promote physical activity and ... Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

Balboa Park After DarkStarts May 26, 2017

San Diego Heart And Stroke WalkSeptember 16, 2017

Bunnyfest 2017September 24, 2017

Maker Faire San DiegoOctober 7, 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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