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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.

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

California Native Plant Society Free March Program

Date Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost Free
Age limit 18+
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11th Annual San Diego Race For Autism

Saturday, Mar. 21
7 a.m. – noon Charity
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San Diego Bonsai Club 50th Anniversary Exhibition & Sale

Saturday, Apr. 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

San Diego Bonsai Club 50th Anniversary Exhibition & Sale

Sunday, Apr. 26
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Past events