Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Stephania VillarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Public Events

Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Grab your safety glasses, and get ready to dive into creativity, engage with new, quirky tech, and get your hands dirty with Maker Faire San Diego, in Balboa Park on October 7+8, 2017. This year, attendees will have access to multiple circuits in Balboa Park. To make the most of your time at Maker Faire San Diego, you’ll want to “complete the circuit”. … Read More

Press Release: Summer is Going Strong at Balboa Park with August’s Exclusive Explorer Passholder Event

Timer PaidaBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

Explorer Annual Pass - the Explorer Experience for August

AUGUST 3, 2017 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – Summer in San Diego is still hot, and so is this month’s Balboa Park Explorer Experience. The Old Globe Theater is offering Explorer Annual passholders a FREE behind-the scenes tour on Sunday, August 20, 2017, pre-registration required. Learn how the theater’s spectacular costumes are built and how the Scene Shop creates such fantastic sets. See … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Barbara Forsyth!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Barbara is the first ever Senior Manager of Collections and Registration at the Mingei International Museum. Her passion for the art of design and craft, and dedication to its preservation and organization has lead her towards working at her dream institution. 1.How did you first get involved with the Mingei International Museum? I grew up in San Diego and first … Read More

Japanese Friendship Garden’s LEED Certified Inamori Pavilion

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

In 2016, the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Inamori Pavilion earned the distinction of becoming the first project in Balboa Park to be certified under the LEED New Construction program. The elegant structure, designed by Kotaro Nakamura, is an illustration of the Japanese Friendship Garden’s commitment to harmoniously balancing nature and man-made structures. The Japanese Friendship Garden was first opened in 1991, … Read More

Energy Upgrade California: Rallying All Energy Users to Make a Big Impact

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Rallying ALL Californians to take action will help to achieve the State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. That’s why San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has partnered with Energy Upgrade California’s (EUC) Do Your Thing™ initiative to encourage residents and small businesses to take simple actions that ultimately make California cleaner, … Read More

Sustainable Exhibit Design: San Diego Museum of Man’s “Living with Animals”

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Last year the San Diego Museum of Man achieved LEED Gold certification after implementing many sustainable measures and practices in their century-old building. In the process, sustainability became part of the culture at the San Diego Museum of Man and is top-of-mind when developing new programs, planning events or designing exhibits such as Living with Animals. Living with Animals opened March … Read More