Spring is in Bloom!

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

  Spring is officially in bloom! This week our museum friends kicked off spring by sharing “flower bouquets” with each other! Check out these wholesome tweets. 1. Timken Museum of Art Museum flower delivery! To some of our wonderful neighbors: @BalboaPark @SDMA @MingeiMuseum @JapaneseGarden @museumofman hope this hand-picked #MuseumBouquet from the Timken’s collection will brighten your day 💐See you again … Read More

It’s More Than a Statement: Equity at Work

One Park One Team

Equity in arts and culture is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In fact, the Commission for Arts & Culture requested equity statements (along with evidence of practice) from OSP funded organizations in end of year reporting. With many funders prioritizing equity and diversity, it’s important for nonprofits to not only have policies in place but to create a culture … Read More

Powering Sustainability at San Diego Museum of Man

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Museum of Man kicked off 2020 in a sustainable fashion by furthering their green initiatives. They are continuing towards accomplishing goals set out in their Sustainability Action Plan for 2020. Whether it is improving their building efficiency or sustainable practices, the San Diego Museum of Man believes in creating a healthy community and environment for its guests and … Read More

March OPOT Get-Together: Arts & Craft Hour with Mingei International Museum

Jazmine Rogers

Join Mingei International Museum Manager of Education, Shannon Foley, to embroider a t-shirt with a social justice theme. Learn more about what Mingei has been up to during renovation and plans for re-opening. All materials provided. Please indicate t-shirt size upon registration and choose one of two sessions: 11:30am – 12:30pm 1:00pm – 2:00pm This One Park – One Team … Read More

Meet Shannon Foley!

Jazmine RogersBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles, Uncategorized

Shannon Foley is the Manager of Education at Mingei International Museum. In the midst of the museum’s renovations, Shannon is leading the way to see the continuation of art education and deepening of relationships with local organizations, such as The New Children’s Museum.   How did you become the Manager of Education at Mingei International Museum? I began at Mingei … Read More

2020 Smith Leadership Symposium

Kristen Mihalko

Everyone is a leader, no matter what your job title or area of responsibility. Join your arts, science, and culture colleagues for a day of exploration of your role as a leader, wherever you stand in your organization. The 2020 Smith Leadership Symposium will provide all participants with a day of learning, growth, reflection, and support.

6 Energy-Saving Tips for Winter from Venues in Balboa Park

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program, Uncategorized

During the winter months, building operators have to work hard to keep their customers and employees warm and comfortable. By implementing a few easy strategies, organizations in Balboa Park have been able to cut their energy use during these critical months. Here are six tips used by Balboa Park venues that can help reduce your winter energy costs without having … Read More

Meet Zia Hance!

One Park One TeamBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Zia Hance is the Content Coordinator at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. In her role, Zia creates creative content for the Explorer Pass Program marketing and the Balboa Park social media channels.    How did you become content coordinator at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership? I started with the Cultural Partnership in December 2018 as a Ticketing Representative with the … Read More


Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On January 21st, the San Diego Zoo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the successful installation of a new onsite battery storage system. This 1 megawatt (MW)/4 megawatt-hour (MWh) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is located on Zoo property and will be essential in offsetting energy during the day when electricity is in highest demand. As mentioned by San Diego … Read More

January OPOT Get-Together: Winter Paradice!

One Park One Team

Lace up your skates and try out the Fleet Science Center’s new ice skating rink at the January OPOT Get-Together! Guests can try out the synthetic ice-skating rink with fellow Park teammates and learn about the science behind this cool phenomenon. Join OPOT on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fleet Science Center. Guests can also get cozy and enjoy … Read More