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Balboa Park Gift Stores

Discover San Diego's most distinctive shopping experience when you explore the city's popular urban oasis, Balboa Park. Nestled amid the Park's historic buildings and beautifully landscaped gardens are dozens of gift stores that offer carefully selected, one-of-a-kind merchandise, from original artworks and fine home accessories to children's games and ethnic apparel.

Whether your passion is world cultures, the fine arts, industrial design, science, or technology, you'll find an inexhaustible selection of stylish, educational, rare, and culturally rich products set within the venerable institutions charged with preserving and interpreting our global heritage. What's more, your purchases provide vital financial support for these worthy non-profit organizations.

Let this alphabetical listing of Balboa Park gift stores be your guide to finding the most sophisticated and diverse shopping in the area, all conveniently located in America's largest and most spectacular cultural mecca.

The non-profit Balboa Park Conservancy promotes Balboa Park through its programs, Balboa Park Visitors Center and Balboa Park Marketing Balboa Park Conservancy is also responsible for the...
Along the Garden’s winding paths are a Zen garden for meditation, an exhibit house, koi pond, bonsai exhibit, ceremonial gate, and a Fujidana  (wisteria arbor). Weekend classes are offered in...
This classic 1905 Arts and Crafts style museum home was built for noted civic leader and merchant, George W. Marston and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by renowned...
Dedicated to art of the people (mingei) from all eras and cultures of the world, Mingei International Museum features dynamic, changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary folk art, craft and...
One of the few institutions in the country devoted to photography, film and video, the Museum of Photographic Arts exhibits work from its collection of more than 7,000 images as well as from new...
The Fleet is home to Southern California’s only IMAX® Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films and amazing planetarium shows in the Eugene...
Science, space and aviation history all unfold at the San Diego Air & Space Museum—California’s Official Air and Space Museum. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum houses a...
A new exhibition of works by San Diego artists opens every four to six weeks in this 10,000-square-foot gallery, dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts through outreach, education, and...
A nostalgic look at the icon of the 20th-century features more than 80 historic autos and motorcycles. Includes Frank Sinatra’s 1967 Austin Petrol Hire Car and Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car....
The museum showcases the region's unique, colorful, and diverse history exhibiting artifacts, costumes, textiles, art, and photographs detailing life and development of the local area. The Research...
At 28,000 square feet, the museum is the world's largest operating model railroad museum. This unique museum contains four enormous scale and model layouts, built by separate clubs, which depict...
Located beneath the ornate 200-foot California Tower, the San Diego Museum of Man is the city’s only museum devoted to anthropology. With its Spanish colonial and mission style architecture, the...
Founded by a handful of citizen-naturalists in 1874, the museum is an active research institution and is the second oldest scientific institution in Southern California. The museum is dedicated to...
Home to more than 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, the San Diego Zoo is a world famous conservation organization where visitors view exotic animals...
Diego County's largest community of artists. Thirty-seven working artist studios/galleries host over two hundred independently juried local painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay...
The internationally acclaimed, Tony Award® -winning Old Globe is one of the most esteemed regional theaters in the country. The Globe boasts three unique venues: the historic Old Globe Theatre; the...
As the region's oldest and largest art museum, The San Diego Museum of Art's renowned holdings include a fine selection of European old masters, 19th and 20th century American art, an encyclopedic...
The United Nations Building houses the United Nations Association of San Diego (UNA-SD), the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Classroom, and the International Gift Shop. In 1956, Eleanor Roosevelt requested...
Park in 1996. The Center is dedicated to promoting and preserving African, African-American, and other indigenous cultures of the world through art, music, dance, education, and technology. Classes...