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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Volunteer Spotlight: Don Pepper

Our Volunteer Programs Specialist, Sharleen Eusebio, recently sat down with one of our dedicated volunteers, Don Pepper, and learned about why he loves volunteering at the Museum as a Gallery Guide, his favorite memories at the Museum, and more. There are so many...

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Balboa Park Inspiration Award Winner Melanie Flynn

On October 17, one of our dedicated volunteers, Melanie Flynn, stood in front of over three hundred people to accept the Friends of Balboa Park Inspiration Award. She was one of five volunteers from all of the cultural institutions in Balboa Park to receive this...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Conner

Our Volunteer Programs and Education Associate, Sharleen Eusebio, recently sat down with one of our dedicated volunteers, Sarah Conner, and learned more about her time at the Museum. Sarah has spent the last year volunteering as a Collections Intern and recently...

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Mares Mexicanos

With our new exhibit, Living with Animals, we're able to partner with local animal-focused organizations for our public programs, including Mares Mexicanos. Don't miss their presentation about giant manta rays and how they're working with scientists and locals to...

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Local News Joined Us For Morning Yoga

CBS 8's Ashley Jacobs recently joined us for our one-of-a-kind morning yoga classes taught by YogaOne under the 100-foot grand dome in our rotunda. Check out the video segment here! From meeting new people and practicing yoga, to exploring the Museum before it opens,...

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