Departments

Explorer

The Balboa Park Explorer program made its debut in the spring of 2014 following years of endless research, countless meetings and unprecedented Park collaboration. A 2011 study found 21% of San Diego households most definitely purchase an annual pass that included access to all Balboa Park Museums. San Diegans asked for it and we listened. Learn more.

The Learning Institute

The Balboa Park Learning Institute is a professional education program and learning community for staff and volunteers in arts, science, and cultural institutions. It was launched by the 27 member institutions of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership in 2008 as part of collaborative efforts to achieve greater organizational efficiency, innovation, and excellence. We believe that a strengthened professional community will enrich the experience and value of arts, science, and culture for our audiences and communities. Learn more.

One Park – One Team

The One Park – One Team (OPOT) program underscores the core principles of the Partnership. Dedicated to promoting Balboa Park as one collective unit with one voice, OPOT strives to build collaboration from within. Through park-wide events like the all-employee, all-volunteer annual barbecue, donut pop-up shops and impromptu picnics, One Park – One Team’s mission is to open communication and spread Balboa Park goodwill. Learn more.

Sustainability Program

Through collaboration and ongoing communication, the Sustainability Program has developed a shared vision for “greening” Balboa Park. It continues to advance solutions that will help protect Park resources and strengthen economic viability, while enhancing visitor experience and enjoyment. The Balboa Park Sustainability Program is dedicated to the demonstration, measurement and promotion of sustainability best practices within the Partnership’s 28 member institutions in Balboa Park, San Diego. Learn more.

Public Events

Balboa Park, the jewel of San Diego, is an unparalleled mix of nature, arts and culture. Home to over 600 animal species, 600,000 museum pieces, 4,000 stage performances, millions of plant varieties, the Park is a must-see and experience! It is the Park’s beauty and diversity that make it an ideal and highly desirable place to host an event. Learn more.