Maddie writes: Dear Cosmos, I have to admit, I’m a little worn out trying to keep up with all the Balboa Park Centennial events. When will the special activities for 2015 end and we go back to our regularly scheduled programming — and I can get back to my regularly scheduled naps?
Cosmos writes: I’m not going to lie, this is no time to let sleeping dogs lie! Yes, this year’s schedule has been hectic, but now that we are in the home stretch, you really don’t want to roll over and play dead. The fall season is bringing a whole new slate of Centennial-themed programs to Balboa Park. Here are just a few highlights
Bonus Round of Major Museum Exhibitions
It’s beginning to feel like summer again, and I’m not referring to unseasonably warm temperatures in San Diego. Within the past month, Balboa Park museums have opened a number of “main-gallery” exhibitions, including Imaginate at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Da Vinci: The Ultimate Inventor at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, The Art of Music at The San Diego Museum of Art, and Balboa Park, the Future at the San Diego Automotive Museum, that highlight themes of the Centennial.
Another Centennial-Worthy Family Day
It’s not your imagination, the Balboa Park Family Days are getting bigger and better, and the Halloween Day Family Day on October 31 is no exception. This fall’s spooktacular family extravaganza will feature dozens of free paws-on activities on the Prado walkway and in the Plaza, the annual doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, more interactive fun for kids at participating museums (which are offering free admission to pups 12 and under with a paid adult), and for the first time at a Family Day, gourmet food trucks!
Kate Sessions Birthday Bash
Hard to believe but, along with the Park itself, the Mother of Balboa Park, Kate Sessions, has gotten another year older. (I could swear that statue of her in Sefton Plaza hasn’t aged a day!) To celebrate Kate’s 158th birthday, a free family event at the Hall of Champions will feature the incomparable Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra, period costumes, dance competitions with prizes, and of course birthday cake!
Stay tuned to this doggie blogspace for information on special holiday-themed Centennial events that will round out 2015!