Hundreds of magnificent poinsettia plants turn Balboa Park’s historic wood lath Botanical Building into a glowing tribute to the holidays. You may support the display by making a donation of $25 or more. You may designate your Poinsettia donation in honor of or in memory of someone special. Donor and honoree names will be on display inside the Botanical Building from December 6th through New Year’s. Each donor and their honoree will be invited to our Annual Poinsettia Party inside the Botanical Building on December 12th. Click here to donate.
The Family Guide is designed with YOU in mind! We hope you will stay longer and play more by doing these activities while visiting Balboa Park with your family. There are activities for nine museums and twelve outdoor areas in Balboa Park. Have fun exploring the museums and free outdoor gardens. For some of the activities you will need a pencil, but for all of them you will definitely need your wonderful imagination. The guide is a project of the Informal Curriculum Experience (I.C.E.) sub-committee of the Balboa Park Educators’ Council (BPEC). Printed copies will be available at the Visitors Center, thanks to support from Balboa Park Central. Have fun, be creative, and PLAY! Click here to download a complete guide.
Check out our photo gallery to view photos from our past events including:
- Bird Park Volunteer Planting April 2013
- Rotarians at Work Day April 2013
- Arbor Day Celebration April 2013
- Butterfly Release March 2013
- Lily Pond Celebration February 2013
- Lily Pond Repair and Restoration Jan-Feb 2013
- Lily Pond Box Build Dec 2012
- Friends of Balboa Park Annual Awards Luncheon Oct 2012
Enjoy stories written in this rich history of Balboa Park as told through people’s memories of Balboa Park from the Expositions in 1915 and 1935. The stories were collected and published by Betty and Homer Peabody in 1997 in a volume entitled “Tapestries of Time.” If you would like to contribute a memory or story of Balboa Park in the early days, please send to our office: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add to our online collection. The stories are organized by last name of the contributing authors. Click here to download Tapestries of Time.
Postcard courtesy of David Marshall