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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

SD Cactus & Succulent Society Winter Show & Sale

  • Saturday, February 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 8 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rm 101 Casa del Prado, Balboa Park Exotic cacti, succulents and handmade pottery for sale! Spectacular specimen plants on display at the show Open to the Public - Club members are admitted to the sale from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. for “Members Only Shopping” Learn more about the San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society here. Read more

All upcoming events at Balboa Park

SD Cactus & Succulent Society Winter Show & SaleFebruary 8, 2020

San Diego Race For Autism Superhero 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun WalkMarch 28, 2020

San Diego EarthfairApril 19, 2020

Past events

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