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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 event at Balboa Park
- Saturday, May 4, 5 p.m.
- Encore! is the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s premier event to raise scholarship funds for students in need of financial assistance to follow their musical dreams. It is an inspiring evening of music, cuisine and friendship in the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. The event celebrates the achievements of our community’s talented and dedicated musical youth and recognizes SDYS’ dedication to help make music education truly affordable and ... Read more
All upcoming events at Balboa Park
Encore Annual Scholarship FundraiserMay 4, 2019
31st Annual Balboa Park Pow WowMay 11, 2019