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


April 2015
Apr 25 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.
Apr 26 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
2015 Makers of San Diego History
Celebrating the Centurions of San Diego
Apr 30 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Apr 30 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
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 1 2015 - 11:00am - May 31 2015 - 3:00pm
FILM: Balboa Park: The Jewel of San Diego Daily at 11, 1 and 3pm
ONGOING. THREE SCREENINGS DAILY at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
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 6 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 1: Indigenous Beginnings to 1885
Reservations required.
May 7 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 7 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 7 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Throwback Thursdays at the San Diego History Center | #tbtBalboaPark
Vintage happy hour with fun-filled nostalgia, hosted bites and beverages
May 13 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 2: Water, Welcoming the World, Wobblies and War
Reservations required.
May 14 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 14 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 20 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 3: The Depression, 1935 Exposition, and Preparation for WWII
Reservations required.
May 21 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 21 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 21 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
On with the Show! Fun and Frivolity at the Expo
May 21 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series, Part 7: On with the Show!: Fun and Frivolity at the Expo
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.
May 28 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 28 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
June 2015
Jun 4 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 4 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 5 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: Farm to Fair!
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.
Jun 11 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 11 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 18 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 18 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 18 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
Art in the Park: Cultural Expressions at the Exposition
Jun 18 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series, Part 8: Art in the Park: Cultural Expressions at the Exposition
Art in the Park: Cultural Expressions at the Exposition
Jun 25 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Jun 25 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org