Back to School Season - Red Backpack

Back to School – Best Study Spots Near Balboa Park

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

Back to school season is here and let’s face it, the best thing about the season is shopping for all of the new clothes and cool gear. Before you know it though, you’ll be shopping around for something entirely different – the best study spots in San Diego. We (the Explorer Team) decided to help by putting together a list …

Palm Trees

3 Great Summer Activities in San Diego – Balboa Park Edition

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

Palm trees, sun, and warm summer nights – San Diegans live in a vacation destination and it’s time we start acting like it. Here are three ways for San Diegans to make the most of living in America’s Finest City…  all within Balboa Park. 1. Be a tourist. Grab your sunglasses, hat, and fanny pack (…okay, maybe leave the fanny …

Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Public Events

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”. …

Explorer Annual Pass - Complimentary Month with Purchase

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

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

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 …

Park Profiles: Meet Barbara Forsyth!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa 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 …

Japanese Friendship Garden’s LEED Certified Inamori Pavilion

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa 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, …

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

Nate Balboa 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, …

OPOT Behind-the-Scenes: Game Masters

Kristen Mihalko

Video games enthusiasts unite! You are invited to join OPOT on Wednesday, July 19, for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the newest addition to the Fleet Science Center, “Game Masters: The Exhibition”. Nerd out with your Park colleagues as we get an inside glimpse of the “world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games”. …

San Diego Pride Parade Planning Committee

Kristen Mihalko

Would you like to walk alongside your OPOT friends and colleagues at this year’s San Diego Pride Parade? Join the One Park-One Team Pride planning committee to share your ideas for marching at the 2017 San Diego LGBT Pride Festival! We look forward to working together to create a fun experience for Park team members. We encourage you to join us for this …