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 1 2015 - 10:00am - Feb 28 2015 - 10:00am
Museum Month San Diego 2015
Go to Macy's to pick up your FREE pass!
Feb 1 2015 - 11:00am - Feb 28 2015 - 3:00pm
FILM: Balboa Park: The Jewel of San Diego
THREE SCREENINGS DAILY at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Feb 5 2015 - 11:00am - Feb 26 2015 - 1:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll: Thursdays at 11am and 1pm
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.
Feb 6 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: Lunar New Year: Chinese New Year
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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 14 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrity Readings in the Dr. Seuss Exhibition: Jerry Sanders and Rana Sampson
Feb 16 2015
Research Library Closed
Feb 18 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 1: Indigenous Beginnings to 1885
Reservations required.
Feb 19 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series, Part 4: The Program and Site Plan for the Exposition
Feb. 19, 2015 - The Program and Site Plan for the Exposition: 1910 -1913
Feb 23 2015 - 10:00am - Mar 8 2015 - 5:00pm
Fashion REDUX! 2015 Fashion Finalist's Garments on View
On View Daily from Monday, February 23, 2015 to Sunday, March 8, 2015
Feb 25 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 2: Developing Resorts, the 1915 Exposition and Military Beginnings
Reservations required.
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 4 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 3: The Depression, 1935 Exposition, Military Expansion to WWII
Reservations required.
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 15 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Scent-sing San Diego for 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 21 2015
Francis Parker Volunteer Day at the Serra
Mar 26 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
The Architecture of the Exposition Buildings