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.  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.  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:  Open late every Friday night all year long.  Special $5 admissions price.

Fleet Science Center

June 30–Sept. 1: The Fleet will stay open extra late on Friday nights, until 10 p.m., for maximum enjoyment of their newest offering Game Masters: The Exhibition. The event includes a no-host bar (open at 6 p.m.) for your adult beverage needs, gaming on the Giant Dome screen (7:15 to 9:45 p.m.), shopping in the North Star Science Store until 8:30 p.m. and dinner and snacks available in Craveology until 9 p.m.. Regular admission applies, and includes Game Masters, with 100+ playable games, and all the Fleet's interactive exhibits. Enter the building until 9:30 p.m.; building closes at 10 p.m.


*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. 

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. Purchase your Explorer pass today.

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