Hundreds of magnificent poinsettia plants turn Balboa Park’s historic wood lath Botanical Building into a glowing tribute to the holidays. The display is installed in time for the December Nights Festival, the first weekend in December and usually runs through the first week in January. The Botanical Building is closed on Thursdays. Friends of Balboa Park, together with our donors, help fund the annual display. Donor and honoree names are on display inside the Botanical Building for the duration of the display. Click here to view more information about how you can contribute to this year’s display.
Please share with us what you or your family remembers about Balboa Park. We want to tell future generations of your role in building the rich heritage of the Park. We plan to publish the collection in a new volume of “A Tapestry of Time.” Click here to download “A Tapestry of Time” Volume I – a rich history of Balboa Park as told through people’s memories of the Park from the Expositions in 1915 and 1935 which were collected and published by Betty and Homer Peabody in 1997 . Click here for more information about how you can submit new stories. Thank you!
Postcard courtesy of David Marshall
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.