You’d think after 25 years I’d get over it, even if I was that old in human years: half-priced admission to dozens of museums throughout San Diego County, including over a dozen right here in my own backyard, Balboa Park, for an entire month!
Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be happier for all my bipedal packmates, who can pick up their free Museum Month Pass at any participating Macy’s department store to receive their discounted entry privileges through the end of the month.
Unfortunately, not being a certified service animal, I am not allowed to accompany them. Instead, I’ll be spending many an hour home alone during the month of February awaiting my family’s return. Well, at least they always come home with smiles on their faces (the human equivalent to tail-wagging as I understand it) and plenty of information about what’s going on in Balboa Park museums that I can share with my readers.
So what can I look forward to missing? For starters, a number of interesting, first-class exhibits at these popular Balboa Park museums:
Japanese Friendship Garden
Marston House & Gardens
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Photographic Art
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego History Center
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
Fortunately for me, February is also Bark in the Park month (February 16) and the month that Lawn Programs return to the House of Hospitality International Cottages (February 23)—so I'll be back to my tail-wagging self in no time!.