Family Friendly Events at Balboa Park

Want a fun and informative way to spend your afternoon? San Diego’s Balboa Park has an assortment of museums with new exhibits that will provide entertainment for the whole family.

For the aspiring scientist, visit the Great Balls of Fire exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center,  which centers on comets, meteors and asteroids, to Origins of Life and finally, Guitar, an entire exhibit on the super cool instrument that brought rock music to life. They also have IMAX shows that cover all interests, from the human body to the Arctic, to name a few.

History buffs, the San Diego Natural History Museum has so much to offer. For your young sons, go visit Dino Jaws, the exhibit that provides hands-on activities for the kids and also provides them with knowledge of what the dinosaurs ate for dinner! And to touch on your environmentalist side, learn about California’s most precious resource, in Water: A California Story. This exhibit will teach your kids just how important water is to us and how we can help to preserve it.

For those who spent their childhoods with aspirations of becoming fighter pilots and astronauts, the San Diego Air & Space Museum is the place to visit. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibit is back in San Diego for the first time since 1935 and will offer jaw-dropping sights for the entire family. Some thing’s you’ll see range from strange people and odd animals to vampires and graveyards!

What other fun exhibits are being featured at the museums in Balboa Park this summer? Tell us below with a comment!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over one-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. Follow her blogs to find out about new La Jolla businesses, events, giveaways, and much more! (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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