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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We’re Keeping Our Doors Open Late For Summer

This summer, the adventure begins at sunset! We’re keeping our doors open late this summer so you can spend more time enjoying our fun exhibits, take stunning sunset tours of the California Tower, and experience the nightlife in Balboa Park. We’ll be open from 10:00...

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How to Live Better with Feathered Friends

Our Public Engagement Manager, Cathy Lee, explores the world of birds and how can live better with these feathered friends with one of our Living with Animals community partners, Free Flight. They will be at the Museum for a live demonstration on Saturday, April 29th,...

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Sparking Conversations That Matter

Change starts with a conversation. Whether it’s about how race affects us in our daily lives or how examining a taboo topic can lead to greater understanding of others, we’re striving to spark conversations that matter in our exhibits, programs, tours, and daily...

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Museum Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

We have great news! For the third year in a row we’ve received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most utilized evaluator of non-profits. The news gets better – our incredible rating means we’re the fourth highest-rated museum in...

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Museum Earns Highest LEED Certification in Balboa Park

We’re thrilled to announce the Museum was recently awarded the prestigious LEED Gold® certification by the Green Building Certification Institute, the certifying body of the U.S. Green Building Council®, making us the highest ranked LEED-certified building in Balboa...

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