Balboa Park After Dark

Fridays, May 26 – September 1

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT. We’ll be open until 8 PM on Fridays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.*

On these evenings, you’ll have a chance to see all of our fabulous exhibitions, including the limited engagement Ultimate Dinosaurs. We’ll also be offering a full rotation of our 2D and 3D films as well as the opportunity to meet our scientists. Special programming will be offered on select evenings; check back soon for more information.

Our cafe will be open each evening, serving a selection of fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages.

Regular admission rates apply. Explorer passholders and San Diego Natural History Museum members receive free general admission. Not a member? Join today.

Kick off your weekend in style and get your culture fix by checking out a museum (or several) after hours, and enjoy food trucks and entertainment on select dates.

*Hours subject to change. Always check this page for up-to-the-minute information.

General info: This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5 with extended hours at participating Museums, including theNAT. All exhibitions will be open and we’ll be offering a full rotation of 2D and 3D films (exceptions apply, check calendar for details). Read more.