Events Calendar

San Diego History Center hosts dozens of public programs and special events each year. Programs range from walking tours, historic homes tours, lectures, workshops, exhibition  openings and receptions. With numerous activities to choose from, there's something for  everyone! Please see the calendar below for upcoming events. All locations at San Diego History Center unless otherwise stated. Programs are subject to change or cancellation.

For more information, or to sign up for an event, call (619) 232-6203 ext.129 or email Gabe Selak, Public Programs Manager


March 2015
Mar 28 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
VASCO NUNEZ de BALBOA: The Man Behind The Name, presented by Jesus Benayas, President of the House of Espana, BP
A Balboa Park Backstory Talk about Balboa Park Points of Interest
Apr 3 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: Snails
Program best suited to children ages 3 to 6 years of age, and an accompanying adult. Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
Apr 4 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
From Alcala to Zoro: An Architectural Walking Tour of Balboa Park
Reservations are required, however walk ups are welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour so our experience can begin on time.
Apr 4 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are required, however walk ups are welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour so our experience can begin on time.
Apr 14 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
San Diego NOW Panel Discussion & Booksigning: Televisionaries: Inside the Chaos and Innovation of the Digital Revolution
San Diego NOW is a series of panel discussions and/or lectures that focus on contemporary issues that face today's San Diegans.
Apr 16 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
The Landscape Architecture of the Exposition
Apr 25 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are required, however walk ups are welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour so our experience can begin on time.
Apr 26 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
2015 Makers of San Diego History
Celebrating the Centurions of San Diego
May 2015
May 1 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: May Day, May Pole, Fairies
Program best suited to children ages 3 to 6 years of age, and an accompanying adult. Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
May 2 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
From Alcala to Zoro: An Architectural Walking Tour of Balboa Park
Reservations are required, however walk ups are welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour so our experience can begin on time.
May 2 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are required, however walk ups are welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour so our experience can begin on time.
May 21 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
On with the Show! Fun and Frivolity at the Expo
May 23 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are required, however walk ups are welcome. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of each tour so our experience can begin on time.