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About Balboa Park in San Diego, California

Balboa Park is a huge urban park in San Diego. It’s home to many different museums, gardens, sports fields, a public golf course, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There is so much to see here it wouldn’t be possible on just one vacation. You’ll want to visit Balboa Park every time you come to San Diego.

Here is a list of some museums and other attractions to see at Balboa Park.

San Diego Zoo – This world-famous zoo is located in the heart of Balboa Park and features over 3,500 animals from around the world.

Museum of Us – Formerly known as the Museum of Man, this museum explores the human experience through interactive exhibits and cultural artifacts.

Balboa Park Carousel – This vintage carousel features 52 hand-carved animals and dates back to 1910.

San Diego Natural History Museum – This museum features exhibits and interactive displays about the natural world, from dinosaurs to the ecology of Southern California.

San Diego Air & Space Museum – This museum features exhibits and artifacts from the history of flight and space exploration, including a replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis.

Botanical Building and Lily Pond – This iconic structure houses over 2,100 plants from around the world and is surrounded by a tranquil reflecting pool.

Old Globe Theatre – This renowned theater hosts a variety of classic and contemporary plays and musicals throughout the year.

Japanese Friendship Garden – This serene garden features traditional Japanese architecture and landscaping, including a koi pond, waterfalls, and a tea house.

San Diego Museum of Art – This museum features a vast collection of artwork from around the world, including European, American, Asian, and Latin American art.

Fleet Science Center – This hands-on science museum offers interactive exhibits and experiments for visitors of all ages.

Casa del Prado – This historic building houses several cultural and artistic organizations, including the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, and San Diego Floral Association.

Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center – This planetarium features immersive shows about astronomy and space exploration, as well as hands-on exhibits about science and technology.

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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