Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Cardenas

We recently sat down with one of our dedicated volunteers, Nancy Cardenas, to learn more about her time at the Museum. Nancy has spent the last year interning and volunteering with the Museum, first as a Cultural Resources intern and now, a Development department...

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Relax & Unwind with Yoga in the Rotunda

Whether you’re looking to mix up your practice or want to try something new, Yoga in the Rotunda is an affordable yoga class unlike anything in San Diego! Before our doors open, you’ll enjoy a teacher-led, all-levels flow class with modifications in our...

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Museum Receives State and Local Security Grants

We’re honored to announce that we have received a California State Nonprofit Security Grant from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. This significant investment in additional security systems for the Museum is meant to enhance our surveillance capabilities...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Taryn Chiong

Earlier this month, one of our dedicated volunteers, Taryn Chiong, assisted our exhibits team in adding brand-new secrets to the San Diego Secrets section of the PostSecret exhibit. We sat down with her afterward to learn about why she started volunteering...

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What We’re Thankful For

As the year draws to a close, we’re reflecting on what we’re thankful for and the common threads that connect us all. We interviewed staff members from five different departments to ask them what they are thankful for, what their greatest accomplishments...

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Museum Earns Prestigious 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

We have great news to share! For the fifth year in a row, we’ve received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of nonprofits. This is the highest “Exceptional” designation awarded for nonprofits that exceed industry...

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Join our PostSecret Street Team

For over a decade, millions of people from all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, PostSecret. Each postcard submission is a unique work of art handmade by people who needed to share and...

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Museum Awarded the 2018 Secretary’s Award for Excellence

We’re honored to announce the Museum was recently awarded the 2018 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Museum Sustainability by the California Association of Museums and the California Natural Resources Agency. This award, in particular, recognizes museums that have...

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A Chat with Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Zentangle is a meditative art that focuses on relaxation through the process of drawing small “tangles” (or patterns) that transform into intricately beautiful images. Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher, has been hosting Zentangle workshops at the Museum once a...

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Can’t-miss Stops on our New Mobile Tour

The Mobile Tour, available on the free Balboa Park app, allows guests to visit hidden places in the Museum, uncover lost stories from staff, and explore a lesser known history of the Museum. Don’t miss these staff-favorite mobile tour stops: ...

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Museum Receives Coveted Kaleidoscope Award

We’re honored to announce the Museum was recently awarded The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego Kaleidoscope Award for Good Governance with North County Lifeline! After a rigorous review process and on-site visit, the Kaleidoscope Award is awarded to...

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