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


February 2015
Feb 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.
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - 10:00am - Mar 31 2015 - 5:00pm
FILM: Balboa Park: The Jewel of San Diego
ONGOING. THREE SCREENINGS DAILY
Mar 1 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dr. Seuss' Family Fun Day
Mar 2 2015 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration features special story time with San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Space is limited; reservations are required. For more information , call 619-23-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Mar 4 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 3: The Depression, 1935 Exposition, Military Expansion to WWII
Reservations required.
Mar 5 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Mar 5 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.
Mar 6 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: Oh The Places You'll Go!
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.
Mar 6 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
FASHION REDUX! FINALE Party!
Reservations required, space is limited.
Mar 7 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.
Mar 7 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.
Mar 12 2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Homeschool Day - In search of a Story
Mar 12 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Mar 12 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.
Mar 15 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Scent-sing San Diego for Parkwide Balboa Park STEAM Family Day!
Museum Admission just $5 per adult from 10am - 5pm! Children ages 12 and under FREE with paid adult. Scent-sing San Diego Game on the Prado Walkway from 11am - 3pm
Mar 18 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Balboa the Man
Reservations required.
Mar 19 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Mar 19 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.
Mar 19 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.
Mar 21 2015
Francis Parker Volunteer Day at the Serra
Mar 22 2015 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
Women's Stories
Reservations are required; please call (619) 232-6203.
Mar 26 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Mar 26 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.
Mar 26 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
The Architecture of the Exposition Buildings
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 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 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