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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

Orchids In The Park – Summer Show & Sale

  • Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The San Diego County Orchid Society presents our "Orchids in the Park" Show and Sale in Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101. Enjoy an exotic and beautiful display of the finest blooming orchids from our members’ collections. Participate in our People’s Choice Award – vote for your favorite orchid. We’ll enlighten you with talks and demonstrations concerning orchids and their care. Kids can join in the fun too by ... Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

Balboa Park After DarkStarts May 26, 2017

Orchids In The Park – Summer Show & SaleJuly 29, 2017

San Diego Heart And Stroke WalkSeptember 16, 2017

Bunnyfest 2017September 24, 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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