All summer long, Balboa Park comes alive after 5! Spend your Friday nights exploring Balboa Park.
Now through Labor Day weekend, enjoy extended evening hours and special events at select museums on Fridays. You'll also be able to enjoy San Diego's tastiest food trucks and unique entertainment throughout the Park!
Museums that will stay open until 8 PM on Fridays include:
Fleet Science Center *
Japanese Friendship Garden
Mingei International Museum **
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Museum of Man ***
San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
The San Diego Museum of Art ****
Get an early start on the weekend: Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is open until 8 PM on Thursdays.
You'll also be able to visit the artists at Spanish Village Art Center — Balboa Park!
Regular museum admission rates apply unless otherwise noted. Balboa Park Explorer Passholders receive free general admission to all participating museums. Learn more at explorer.balboapark.org and check out a One-Day Pass for your Friday evenings in Balboa Park.
Share your Fridays with us! Use #BalboaParkAfterDark.
For more about the food trucks, check out: balboaparkconservancy.org/project/food-truck-friday/
* Fleet is open until 8 PM, Fridays, with half-price admission (including a 7 PM. IMAX® film) after 6 PM, through June 23! Open extra late on Fridays starting June 30 for video game madness in Game Masters.
** Mingei will be participating in Balboa Park After Dark from Friday, July 7 to September 1. Special $5 admission after 5pm!
*** The San Diego Museum of Man is open until 8:30 PM every Friday — Sunday, including Memorial Day and Labor Day. Enjoy special sunset tours of the California Tower (timed tickets required) and the newly opened Living With Animals exhibit.
**** The San Diego Museum of Art holds Art After Hours every Friday with a special $5 admission price.
Visit each museum’s website for detailed information on their offerings, or stay tuned to the event page!