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San Diego County has entered the Orange Tier, and many venues across Balboa Park are planning to reopen. Here is a list of what will reopen and when. Please note that following public health guidelines will be required while visiting the venues in the Park; this includes wearing masks, distancing yourself from others, and following guidelines unique to each venue.

The Balboa Park Explorer Pass has resumed sales. If you are visiting the park, this multi-museum pass is convenient and a great value when compared to purchasing individual admission tickets, and revenue from pass sales directly supports the nonprofits you visit. Venues marked with EP below

participate in the Explorer Pass program. 


Below is a current list of what's open in Balboa Park:



  • Balboa Park Miniature Railroad, weekends and most school holidays

  • Centro Cultural de la Raza, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday (EP)

  • Fleet Science Center, 4 days/week, Friday through Monday (EP)

  • Japanese Friendship Garden, 7 days/week (EP)

  • Marston House Carriage Gift Shop, Saturdays and Sundays only

  • May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden, 7 days/week

  • Museum of Photographic Arts, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday (EP)

  • Museum of Us, 5 days/week, Wednesday through Sunday (EP)

  • San Diego Air and Space Museum, 7 days/week (EP)

  • San Diego Art Institute, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday, by online appointment only (EP)

  • San Diego Automotive Museum, 6 days/week, closed Monday (EP)

  • San Diego History Center, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday (EP)

  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday (EP)

  • San Diego Museum of Art, 6 days/week, closed Wednesday (EP)

  • San Diego Natural History Museum, 5 days/week, Friday through Tuesday (EP)

  • San Diego Zoo, 7 days/week

  • Spanish Village Art Center, 7 days/week

  • United Nations Building and Gift Shop, 6 days/week, closed Monday

  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, 4 days/week, Thursday through Sunday (EP)

Reopening Saturday, July 3:

  • Marston House Tours, Saturdays and Sundays only

Reopening Friday, September 3:

  • Mingei International Museum, hours TBD (EP)



  • San Diego Youth Symphony, CHIMES early childhood program, April 7 - May 14, reservations required

  • San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, online instruction only

  • San Diego Junior Theatre, online instruction only




  • Daniel's Coffee at Spanish Village Art Center, 6 days/week, closed Monday

  • Prado Perk at House of Hospitality, 7 days/week

  • Tea Pavilion at Japanese Friendship Garden, 5 days/week, Wednesday through Sunday 

  • Panama 66 restaurant, 6 days/week, closed Wednesday

  • Panama 66 grab-n-go cart, 6 days/week, closed Wednesday

  • Prado restaurant, 6 days/week, closed Monday

  • WorldBeat Café at WorldBeat Cultural Center, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday

  • Coffee Cart at Air and Space Museum, 2 days/week, Saturday and Sunday only

  • Craveology Café at the Fleet Science Center, 4 days/week, Friday through Monday

  • Café in the Park at Casa de Balboa, 3 days/week, Friday through Sunday



  • Visitors Center in the House of Hospitality

  • Balboa Park Disc Golf Course

  • Balboa Park Golf Course

  • Dog Parks

  • Playgrounds

  • Walking Trails

  • Free Gardens

  • Observation Deck at the Moreton Bay Fig Tree



  • San Diego Velodrome has resumed workout rides only; riders must sign up online


  • Balboa Park Activity Center

  • Balboa Park Club

  • Botanical Building

  • Bud Kearns Memorial Pool

  • ComicCon Museum

  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

  • Spreckels Organ Performances, online only

  • The Old Globe

  • Timken Museum of Art (EP)



The Municipal Gym is open for scheduled vaccinations only

Museums and other cultural organizations continue to offer online programs and activities for you to experience. Search for ONLINE on the calendar for a list of those activities. 

If you have any questions, please ask our LiveChat team members.

Balboa Park Calendar
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This calendar includes both online programs and activities for Balboa Park cultural organizations and operating hours and schedules for those organizations that are permitted to welcome guests in person.

Before you visit Balboa Park, please review the important requirements for your protection and the protection of others.

Select a date on the calendar or use the search box to show specific venues, types of organizations or services, for example OnlineAutomotive Museum or Restaurants

Please check with LiveChat or the individual venue websites for the latest information.