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San Diego County has entered the Red 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:



  • 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)

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

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

  • San Diego Automotive Museum, 6 days/week, closed Monday (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 Friday, April 16:

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

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


Reopening Wednesday, April 21:

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

Reopening Friday, April 23:

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


Reopening Friday, April 16:

  • 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



  • Balboa Park Activity Center

  • Balboa Park Club

  • Botanical Building

  • Bud Kearns Memorial Pool

  • ComicCon Museum

  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

  • Marston House Museum

  • *Mingei International Museum

  • Observation Deck at Moreton Bay Fig Tree, opening April 30

  • Spreckels Organ Performances, online only

  • The Old Globe

  • *Timken Museum of Art



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

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.

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 arts, science, and cultural organizations in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective of 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.