Balboa Park After Dark

Balboa Park After Dark

Fridays, May 26 – September 1

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5.  On Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours at eight museums, as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park.  Visit the following institutions until 8 PM on Fridays* this summer:

Japanese Friendship Garden

Mingei International Museum

Mingei will be participating in Balboa Park After Dark beginning Friday, July 7. Special $5 admission after 5 PM!

San Diego Art Institute

Spanish Village

San Diego Museum of Man

In addition to the museum being open until 8:30 PM each weekend, enjoy special sunset tours of the California Tower (timed tickets required) and the newly opened Living With Animals exhibit.

San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)

The San Diego Museum of Art

Art After Hours every Friday. Special $5 admission price.

Fleet Science Center

Open until 8 p.m. Fridays, with half-price admission (including a 7 PM IMAX® film) after 6 PM through June 23! Open extra late on Fridays starting June 30 for video game madness in Game Masters


*Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is open until 8 PM on Thursdays (not Fridays). The San Diego Museum of Man is open until 8:30 PM Friday – Sunday, plus Labor Day and Memorial Day. Extended hours at other museums may vary and are subject to change. Please visit the website of the institution you wish to visit for more information.

Kick off your weekend with some Balboa Park cultural greatness by taking advantage of this limited-time special program and experience something new every weekend this summer. General admission rates apply unless otherwise noted.

Balboa Park Explorer passholders receive FREE general admission. Special Friday night Explorer pass available for purchase. Valid Friday evenings 5:00 PM-8:00 PM only. Purchase your Explorer pass today.