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What's Happening

Learn about things to do, events, and news before your visit to the Balboa Park Cultural District. You can also see special messages from the Explorer team here, too!

What's Happening

Learn about things to do, events, and news before your visit to the Balboa Park Cultural District. You can also see special messages from the Explorer team here, too!

Things to Do

Thomas the Train at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Thomas the Train at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Visit these amazing exhibits with your Balboa Park Explorer Pass!

Tales of Thomas
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Ongoing

La Frontera
Mingei International Museum
Ongoing

Agents of Power: Body Adornment in African Art
The San Diego Museum of Art
Opening Saturday, February 3

Pinar Yoldas: Synaptic Sculpture
ICA San Diego
Opening Saturday, February 24

Events

The following events are included with your Balboa Park Explorer Pass

Craft Unraveled Demonstration
Mingei International Museum
Friday, February 9 from 11 AM - 1 PM

Explorer Experience at MOPA@SDMA*
Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art
Friday, February 16 at 3 PM or 4 PM
*RSVP REQUIRED - Explorer Experiences are open to current Explorer Annual Passholders only. RSVP link is delivered via Explorer Newsletter

Book Swap Surprise
Museum of Us
Saturday, February 24 from 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday Organ Concerts
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Sundays from 2 PM - 3 PM

Museum of Us

Museum of Us

News

Deals for Active Annual Passholders
In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, our Park friends have generously offered exclusive offers throughout the year for current Explorer Annual Passholders.*

Fleet Science Center

  • $5 IMAX documentary ticket for each eligible Annual Passholder on the first Sunday of each month all year
  • 10% off at North Star Science Store and Craveology in February

Japanese Friendship Garden & Museum
10% off at the JFGM Gift Shop in February

The Prado Restaurant
10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages all year (Cannot be used on holidays or in combination with other discounts, promotional menus, or happy hour)

United Nations Gift Shop
10% off any item all year

*Must have valid Annual Pass present to receive discounts. Annual Pass must be current and active.

A Message from Explorer

Celebrating 10 Years of Exploration

2024 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Balboa Park Explorer program! We're so excited to celebrate this milestone with you and share exclusive discounts, events, and news. Thank you for supporting Balboa Park Explorer!

Balboa Park Explorer - Celebrating 10 Years

Balboa Park Explorer - Celebrating 10 Years

Things to Do

Thomas the Train at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Thomas the Train at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Visit these amazing exhibits with your Balboa Park Explorer Pass!

Tales of Thomas
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Ongoing

La Frontera
Mingei International Museum
Ongoing

Agents of Power: Body Adornment in African Art
The San Diego Museum of Art
Opening Saturday, February 3

Pinar Yoldas: Synaptic Sculpture
ICA San Diego
Opening Saturday, February 24

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Events

The following events are included with your Balboa Park Explorer Pass

Craft Unraveled Demonstration
Mingei International Museum
Friday, February 9 from 11 AM - 1 PM

Explorer Experience at MOPA@SDMA*
Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art
Friday, February 16 at 3 PM or 4 PM
*RSVP REQUIRED - Explorer Experiences are open to current Explorer Annual Passholders only. RSVP link is delivered via Explorer Newsletter

Book Swap Surprise
Museum of Us
Saturday, February 24 from 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday Organ Concerts
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Sundays from 2 PM - 3 PM

Museum of Us

Museum of Us

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News

Deals for Active Annual Passholders
In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, our Park friends have generously offered exclusive offers throughout the year for current Explorer Annual Passholders.*

Fleet Science Center

  • $5 IMAX documentary ticket for each eligible Annual Passholder on the first Sunday of each month all year
  • 10% off at North Star Science Store and Craveology in February

Japanese Friendship Garden & Museum
10% off at the JFGM Gift Shop in February

The Prado Restaurant
10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages all year (Cannot be used on holidays or in combination with other discounts, promotional menus, or happy hour)

United Nations Gift Shop
10% off any item all year

*Must have valid Annual Pass present to receive discounts. Annual Pass must be current and active.

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A Message from Explorer

Celebrating 10 Years of Exploration

2024 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Balboa Park Explorer program! We're so excited to celebrate this milestone with you and share exclusive discounts, events, and news. Thank you for supporting Balboa Park Explorer!

Balboa Park Explorer - Celebrating 10 Years

Balboa Park Explorer - Celebrating 10 Years

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