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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. to 4:30 p.m. daily, and museum hours vary by institution.

Upcoming event at Balboa Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of Interfaith Service

  • Today, 9 a.m. to noon
  • In its ninth year, all are invited to help beautify a local treasure, Balboa Park, during a morning of hands-on community service. The meeting is at 9 a.m. at the corner of Juniper St. and Balboa Dr. in Balboa Park.

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Of Interfaith ServiceToday

Orchids In The Park Show & SaleJanuary 28, 2017

Earth Day Fair In Balboa ParkApril 23, 2017

Past events

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