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Balboa Park Calendar of Events March 2011

Feb 01, 2011
Public Information: 

Media Contact:

Debbie Petruzzelli
For Immediate Release:
Lectures, classes, concerts, and other one and two day events

Every Sunday.

Wacky Science Sundays with Ms. Frizzle

Live performances in the Discovery Center. Explore mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and hands-on science. Free with museum admission every Sunday. 12:15 & 2:15 p.m.

San Diego Natural History Museum    (619) 232-3821

Every Tuesday. 11:00am-3:00pm

Macs Kids Corner

A special educational and entertainment area for children of all ages. Enjoy stories, games, and creating railroad crafts.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum   (619) 696-0199

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 9am-10:30am

Young Scientists Preschool Science Program

Preschool children – age 3 to 5 – and their parent explore the scientific wonders of the world though experimentation, investigation and scientific questioning. The 4-week sessions meet weekly either every Wednesday, or every Friday morning. Class size is limited to 8 students per class.

March – “Engineering” Bridges; Theme Parks; Catapults; Towers                       

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Every Thursday and every third Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.


A 15-minute tour of one to three works from the museum's permanent collection.

  • March 4: Thomas Eakins
  • March 10 & 15: Alfred Sisley
  • March 17: TBD
  • March 24: Andy Warhol
  • March 31: Vanessa Beecroft

The San Diego Museum of Art    (619) 232-7931


Mar 1, 11   7:00pm

Art in Context: A Collision of Old and New: Rococo, Jugendstil and the World of Der Rosenkavalier

Dr. Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education at The San Diego Opera sits down for a conversation with The Museum’s European art curator Dr. John Marciari.  Their discussion will explore the intersections of art, opera and European culture of the 18 and 19th centuries. 

The San Diego Museum of Art    (619) 232-7931


Mar 7, 11   12:30 lecture; 2pm Film

Senior Monday: Afternoon Scholar's Lecture & IMAX Film

Seniors can visit the Fleet on the quietest day of the month for a big discount! Admission is just $6 for a special science lecture, IMAX film and access to all of the exhibit galleries.

3/7 - Lecture: Pushing the Envelope: Language. Film: Grand Canyon

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


Mar 8, 11   6:30-8:00pm

Lecture: A Good Place to Grow Up Green with Louise Chawla, University of Colorado

Building on the “Growing Up in Cities” program of UNESCO and the Child Friendly Cities Initiative of UNICEF, learn methods for enabling young people to evaluate their communities and design places that are a “genial green.” These approaches are placed in the context of research that demonstrates that access to nearby nature is a vital element of young people’s health and well-being. Learn how we can enable young people to evaluate their communities and design places that are a “genial green.” The result is and environment where they feel safe, engaged, valued, and empowered to care for their communities and the larger web of life. Part of the Museum’s Sustainable Planet: Children and Nature lecture series.

San Diego Natural History Museum    (619) 232-3821


Mar 8, 11   7:00pm

Music at the Museum: Art of Elan presents Echo

The eternal time-traveler, music allows us to hear the voice of the past in a variety of ways, challenging one’s perception of what’s actually “new.” This concert will feature several newer works that seem reminiscent of another time, such as “Diamond in the Rough” by Michael Daugherty, whose piece for violin, viola and percussion pays homage to the life of Mozart, as well as the work “I lie,” which is written for female voices by composer David Lang and is based on an old Yiddish poem.

The San Diego Museum of Art    (619) 232-7931


Mar 9, 11   5:30-7:30pm

Historic Places: Celebrating the Architecture of Irving Gill

San Diego History Center   (619) 232-6203


Mar 12, 11   12:00-2:00pm

Second Saturday of the month.

ONGOING: Saturday Science Club for Girls

Girls in grades 5 through 8 investigate exciting topics. Each session is filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local women scientists.

3/12 – Mysterious Meteorology

How hard can it be to predict the weather in San Diego? It’s more difficult that you might think. Explore wind currents, weather fronts, precipitation, storms and more.  Wrap up the day by taping your own weather forecast.


Mar 12, 11   6:00-Midnight

10th Annual OH! Zone Fundraiser

An interactive fundraiser to raise awareness for the Fleet Science Center's School Scholarship Program and other educational activities.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, engaging science experiment demonstrations, a special IMAX presentation, a delicious sit-down dinner, casino games, Rock Band to the MAX on the Dome, and dancing to DJ tunes. 

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center


Mar 13, 11   Free with museum admission

Music at the Museum: Old Masters of Music and Art: Dominic Shaner and Amy White

Dominic Shaner, theorbo, and Amy White, soprano, play a concert of early Baroque music in the Museum’s European art galleries.

In Partnership with The San Diego Early Music Society

The San Diego Museum of Art    (619) 232-7931


Mar 18, 11   6:00-7:30pm

Lecture/Booksigning: Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California - with author Carlos Salomon

Carlos Manuel Salomon, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at California State University, East Bay, breathes life into the story of Pio Pico, the last major Californio to governor the region under Mexican rule. Salomon traces Pico's complicated political rise during the Mexican era, through his second governorship fighting to save California from the invading forces of the United States.  Book signing follows the presentation.

San Diego History Center   (619) 232-6203


Mar 19, 11   2:00pm

Lecture: Panel Discussion on The Modern Woman

In conjunction with the exhibition Gainsborough and The Modern Woman, The Museum will host a panel discussion to explore the perceptions, depictions and conditions of/for the women of our time, especially in regards to the women of Gainsborough’s portraits.

The San Diego Museum of Art    (619) 232-7931