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Ever since City leaders set aside land for “City Park” back in the late 1800’s, Balboa Park has been a place of passion, invention and innovation.  Today, Balboa Park is home to incredible art, science, architecture, nature trails, off-leash dog parks, humanities, history, performing arts, music, horticulture, fountains, and hundreds of other wonders.  You can visit the Park every day of the week for a year, and experience something new every time.  Finding the best way to navigate this beautiful cultural hub can prove to be overwhelming for both the first timer, as well as, the seasoned visitor. 

The non-profit organization who implemented free Wi-Fi throughout the Park, the Balboa Park Online Collaborative, in conjunction with technology-experience company Guru, have launched a mobile app to make your visit (or visits) to Balboa Park easy, educational, and informative.  The Official Balboa Park Mobile App launched in the Apple App Store and Google...Read The Rest

Beautiful Balboa Park is commonly referred to as the “jewel of San Diego,” but it has been further reinforced with this beautifully shot, historical look-back at our beloved Park.

The premiere of the film was held at the historic Balboa Theatre in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown, San Diego on the evening of December 9, 2014.  Attendees were met at the entrance of the theatre by a handful of greeters in period dress, appropriate to the 1915 era. 


Once inside, images, videos, and fact cards about the 1915 Panama-California Exposition that helped put the City of San Diego on the map, were displayed on the screen, accompanied by organist Russ Peck on the Balboa Theatre’s stunning Wonder Morton organ.  The ornate instrument, beautifully decorated with filigree and gold-leaf, was rededicated in 2009, after an extensive restoration and renovation.   The organ even has its own Facebook profile…

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This weekend April 11th-13th is the San Diego Museum of Art’s annual signature fundraiser and floral exhibition, Art Alive. Bringing alive the permanent collection, the event encompasses vibrant displays of color through the feature of 120 exquisite floral interpretations of famous works of art, and three-bloomed filled days of special events.


The opening celebration called BLOOM BASH...Read The Rest

photo (22).JPGDark cloudy days are out and clear blue skies are in! With last weeks’ daylight savings time, and longer daylight hours, the Park

photo (20).JPGhas been blooming, as spring has finally arrived. Today is the official start of Spring, and that means you can put those jackets back in the closet and bring out the flip-flops to bask in the gorgeous weather.


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“Dreams last for so long, even after you’re gone” are lyrics that have touched the hearts of audiences throughout the country from the song You Were Meant for Me by singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Poltz. Balboa Park’s very own Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has created in collaboration with the GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World exhibit a series of concerts titled Rock in the Park, in which musicians such as Venice, Paul Cannon, and a tribute concert for...Read The Rest

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