An Evening in Balboa Park
Join us for an exclusive evening celebration with great food, entertainment, and access to six museums and attractions in San Diego's iconic Balboa Park.
Museums and Attractions
Jump into the carnival atmosphere at Balboa Park’s Cascades Fountain and continue the party with other snacks, musicians, and entertainers along the park’s central Prado Walkway.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will host families and anyone else who is young at heart, offering kid-friendly food and activities as well as access to a special children’s exhibit, EXPLOR-O-RAMA: Get Your Hands on Sciences.
Make your way to the San Diego Natural History Museum for dessert, coffee, and experience the awe of Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. Be entertained by the sounds of Melly G & the Madmen.
At the Casa de Balboa, the San Diego History Center will feature brew pub style food and its current exhibit, Bottled & Kegged: San Diego’s Craft Beer Culture. You’ll also find the Model Railroad Museum with its huge displays of tiny railroads, and the Museum of Photographic Arts, where you can enjoy the current photography exhibits, 30x: Three Decades, celebrating 30 years of the museum as well as, Pictures of the Year International, the winners of the annual photojournalism contest.
The beautiful Prado Restaurant in the House of Hospitality will serve up farm-fresh California cuisine and feature the Squeakin’ Wheels. The Ballroom will host the 2012 UC crowd favorite Metalachi. Are you ready to rock?
The Casa del Prado’s Patio B is on fire with the spiced up fare of “Skirts on Fire” and “Portobellos on Fire”. Plus the cool smooth sounds of Trent Hancock.
The Botanical Garden Lawns and Lily Pond offer one of the most picturesque settings in the park. Enjoy the beautiful San Diego evening as you dine on Lobster Truffle Mac n Cheese and listen to the jazz styling’s of the Dan Murphy Band.
You may want to end your evening with coffee, dessert, and a tour of the San Diego Museum of Art exhibit, Arnold Newman: Masterclass.
Wristbands are required for entrance to the party and participating museums. Save time by redeeming the party ticket on your badge for a wristband in advance at the Activities Desk in Grand Lobby E on Wednesday or Thursday. You can also purchase guest tickets for $50 each. Children age 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by an adult.. Wristbands and guest tickets are also available in select locations at the park.
Continuous round-trip bus transportation will be provided from the front entrance of the San Diego Convention Center to three locations in the Park starting at 5:00 p.m. For quick access to family activities, catch one of the buses marked “Family” that is headed directly to the Fleet Science Center. The last bus will leave the park at 10:30 p.m.