Garden Party of the Century – May 9

DSC_1840The Kids’ Floral Wagon Parade down El Prado kicked off a wonderful celebration of 100 years of history and horticulture at this all day event highlighting the plants and programs that make Balboa Park one of the world’s most interesting civic gardens.

Click on the image at left to visit our Garden Party Events Page and view hundreds of images of this fabulous event!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

May 2015 Balboa Park Exhibits/Performances

CentennialRailroadClick here to view the Current Exhibits and Performances.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Centennial Railway Garden

This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf

You are invited to go back in time, to the Panama-California Exposition and visit an exciting scale model version of Balboa Park. Visitors will be able to operate Streetcars and have fun controlling interactive garden features. Not only will this exhibit be a new feature for Balboa Park, but it will also add a brand new outdoor G’Scale exhibit for the Model Railroad Museum!

This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
Experience an inspiring story of love and dedication, and the amazing bond between humans and animals in the new IMAX® film BORN TO BE WILD. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, this film follows the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. – See more at: http://www.rhfleet.org/shows/born-be-wild#sthash.GDDMtMKl.dpuf

Adopt-A-Plot Program Beautifies Balboa Park

MissionHillsGardenClubVolunteersDec2014Friends of Balboa Park is proud to be initiating the new Adopt-A-Plot Program with the City of San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department for the 2015 Centennial. Professional landscape designers, horticulture and garden societies, businesses and volunteers are working to create new landscapes for key areas of Balboa Park including popular gardens in the Central Mesa, and many more acres of parkland in need of refurbishment. These projects help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information, click here.