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

Upcoming event at Balboa Park

A Salute To Our Members!

  • Tomorrow, 6 p.m.
  • Everyone is invited to enjoy a special concert by Raúl Prieto Ramirez honoring the members of the Spreckels Organ Society. This evening concert celebrates the donors and volunteers who assure San Diego's treasure, the largest outdoor musical musical instrument, continues to delight music lovers the world over. Free coffee and hot chocolate for members! Contact: (619) 702-8138 Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

A Salute To Our Members!Tomorrow

Holiday Food Truck FestivalDecember 26, 2018

San Diego Camp Fair 2019 At Balboa ParkFebruary 23, 2019

San Diego Race for Autism Superhero 5KApril 6, 2019

Past events

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