Kids & Families

Where do fun, kids science, and culture come together?  Right here at Balboa Park!  There are so many different adventures for families with children.  With a wide variety of museums and attractions and 1,200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Balboa Park is a special place for families to spend time together. Kids crazy about cars, trains and planes or dinosaurs, planets or sports or art, flowers and animals will all find something to savor during a day in the Park. 

Try our Kids Itinerary to get some ideas for kid-friendly locations around the Park.   

And don't forget, learning can be fun!!  

Education-- for all ages-- is a primary focus of Balboa Park. There are educational programs, workshops, guided tours, seminars, and classes available throughout the Park. Many Park institutions also offer special programs for teachers and volunteers. Anyone who wants to understand and/or participate in the various disciplines represented in the Park will find a dynamic learning environment for children and adults.

Most museums offer special prices for students and teachers. Each institution offers its own educational programs and the Park offers general park-wide tours about Balboa Park's history and landscape.

Wondering what to do when the kids are on break from school?  Camps for school-age kids are offered at multiple institutions during summer, winter and spring break.  Visit our Groups & Camps page for the latest information.