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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.

Hours
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 events at Balboa Park

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San Diego Maker Faire

Date Today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost $10 - $22.50 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

San Diego Maker Faire

Sunday, Oct. 2
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Arts

Walk4ALZ - Balboa Park

Saturday, Oct. 15
7:30 a.m. Charity

Ninth Annual Diwali Festival Of Lights At Balboa Park

Saturday, Oct. 15
11 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. Arts

Ninth Annual Diwali Festival Of Lights At Balboa Park

Sunday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. Arts

San Diego County Orchids In The Park Show And Sale

Saturday, Oct. 29
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego County Orchids In The Park Show And Sale

Sunday, Oct. 30
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibits

Halloween Family Day 2016

Monday, Oct. 31
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family
Event Time Category

Leonard Simpson’s 10 Best Dressed Awards Gala® - ‘En Pointe At The Prado’

Thursday, Nov. 17
6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Charity

Ongoing events at Balboa Park

Event Time Category

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Wednesday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

'800 Gifts' From The San Diego Potters' Guild

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Artist Reception In The Tourist Heart Of San Diego - Balboa Park

Every Sunday
noon - 4 p.m. Arts

Artist Reception In The Tourist Heart Of San Diego - Balboa Park

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Artist Reception In The Tourist Heart Of San Diego - Balboa Park

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Artist Reception In The Tourist Heart Of San Diego - Balboa Park

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Artist Reception In The Tourist Heart Of San Diego - Balboa Park

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Artist Reception In The Tourist Heart Of San Diego - Balboa Park

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Balboa Park After Dark

Every Friday
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Children’s Pottery Classes At Spanish Village Art Center

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - noon Family

Film In The Garden

Every Monday
7:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. Arts

Ranger-Led Tours of Balboa Park

Every Sunday
1 p.m. Family

Ranger-Led Tours of Balboa Park

Every Tuesday
1 p.m. Family

Rare Irving Gill Furniture On Display

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Rare Irving Gill Furniture On Display

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Rare Irving Gill Furniture On Display

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Presents the Toy Train Exhibit

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Presents the Toy Train Exhibit

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Presents the Toy Train Exhibit

Every Wednesday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Presents the Toy Train Exhibit

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Presents the Toy Train Exhibit

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Presents the Toy Train Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Sunday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Monday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Thursday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Friday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Museum Council Presents Kids Free In October

Every Saturday
9 a.m. Family

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Wednesday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

San Diego Portrait Society Annual All-Members Exhibit

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

SD Junior Theatre Premieres 'Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.'

Every Sunday
2 p.m. Family

SD Junior Theatre Premieres 'Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.'

Every Friday
7 p.m. Family

SD Junior Theatre Premieres 'Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.'

Every Saturday
2 p.m. Family

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

'Strange Bones: Curiosities Of The Human Skeleton' Exhibit & Reception

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibits

The Art Of Photography Show 2012

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

The Art Of Photography Show 2012

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

The Art Of Photography Show 2012

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

The Art Of Photography Show 2012

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

The Art Of Photography Show 2012

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

The Art Of Photography Show 2012

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts

Weekly History Walk in Balboa Park - Offshoot Tours

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Family

Women's History Museum Presents the 2nd Annual Suffrage Parade and Ball

Every Saturday
4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Food

Past events