Education Programs

Friends of Balboa Park has offered various educational programs to school children of all levels. Since 2010, we have offered a field trip scholarship program primarily to Title-I schools to sponsor busses or admission. We have continuously been able to fund this program through our own budget and with the generosity of our members and additional program sponsors. 

In 2011 we began the Junior Friends of Balboa Park Patch Program. A free Advanced Scavenger Hunt or Easy Bingo for children of all ages to complete and once finished can earn their own patch. It is free to do and a great way to learn about Balboa Park.

Friends of Balboa Park’s involvement with the Balboa Park Educator’s Council, we have funded the printing of the Summer Camp Brochures since 2004, making sure that students and their families throughout San Diego keep up to date on the various educational summer camps.

We do thank our many donors who have supported our education programs and we look forward to fundraising in order to continue our efforts to bring students back to Balboa Park. 

If you have any questions or would like to donate to the Friends of Balboa Park Field Trip Program, please contact or simply give us a call at (619) 232-2282.

Tom Goad Scholarship
Why We Encourage Learning The Tom Goad Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to assist San Diego County Title I schools in bringing students to Balboa Park for a day. These great museums and institutions provide an educational opportunity for ...
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Kumeyaay Elementary Yellow Bus
Your donation can help Friends of Balboa Park reach our goal of $40,000 to bring back 5th graders from San Diego Unified School District to Balboa Park for a one day program. 116 schools will be involved serving over 8,700 ...
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Junior friends of Balboa Park
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 ...
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Balboa Park Summer Camp Brochures
Summer 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 ...
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