Arbor Day in Balboa Park!

Event - IThe public is invited to celebrate Arbor Day in Balboa Park on Friday, April 24, 2015, 10 am – 12pm.  12 American Tulip trees will be planted with volunteer help from local area students.  A brief ceremony is planned for 10:00 a.m. followed by the tree planting at 10:45 a.m.   The location will be at the War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA. 92101 . Click here for more information on Arbor Day.

Trees for Health Garden Tours Saturday, April 25

Trees4HealthTREEImageJoin Trees for Health on the West Mesa (Quince & Balboa Drive) on Saturday, April 25 between 11 am – 3pm.  There will be tours of the garden featuring a wide variety of medicinal plants. Some are used in traditional herbal medicine, others are used in current pharmaceuticals.  The tours will focus on how the taste of a plant can tell you the actions it will have in the human body.  Come join in the fun!

Balboa Park Summer Camp Brochures

BPECSummerCampBrochureCover4Web-2015Summer is here and the Park museums and organizations are accepting sign ups.  Click here to download our collaborative summer camp brochure which has all the information you need to register, including:

  • Collaborative half day camp offerings that coordinate lunch time supervision and coordination so that your child may spend the morning at one camp and the afternoon in another;
  • Contact information for registration with each camp description.
  • Published and funded by Friends of Balboa Park! Please contact us if you would like one mailed to you.




Butterfly Celebration Photos!

ButterflyRelease2015Hundreds of screaming children delighted in the flight of Painted Lady butterflies as they were released into Zoro Garden March 15, 2015 for the Annual Butterfly celebration.  Families enjoyed crafts, storytelling, educational displays and dance performances hosted by our Park friends including San Diego Floral Association,  World Beat Center, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and theNAT  Click on the image at left to view more photos of the event. Thank you to all who participated!






Balboa Park Centennial – What’s Happening

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Balboa Park is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition which put San Diego on the map.  Our park ‘friends’ are hosting wonderful exhibits and events which celebrate, elevate, and promote the Park’s rich cultural heritage.  Click here for the latest information on what’s happening around the Park. Click on the image at left to see the wonderful New Year’s Eve kickoff celebration procession and concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.