Friends of all ages are important to Balboa Park. Our Patch Program is a collaborative project of the Balboa Park Educators’ Council. The activities can be done at any time and are FREE as all locations are outdoors and do not require paid admission or fees of any sort. The program is designed for families with children of all ages or youth groups with adult supervision.
Once the activities are completed the parent or supervising adult may then obtain a FREE patch from the Balboa Park Visitor’s Center, compliments of Friends of Balboa Park! (Patch pictured at left) The Visitors Center is open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily at 1540 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, 92101. Phone:619.239.0512. The Visitors Center also has Answer Sheets for the adults, and park maps to assist in finding outdoor locations.
The Patch Program has two components:
Junior Friends of Balboa Park Advanced Scavenger Hunt for older children and the Park-Patch Bingo for younger children.
Please e-mail Friends of Balboa Park for more information or phone: 619.232.2282. Thanks, and enjoy! We would love to hear your feedback so we can improve the program.