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  • The San Diego History Center hosts dozens of public programs and special events every year. Our popular adult programs include walking tours, lectures, exhibition receptions, curators’ talks, happy hours, fashion events, multi-media presentations, films, musical presentations, symposia and collaborative events with other cultural and educational institutions. We also offer family-themed programs such as readings and workshops, and we participate in Balboa Park-wide events such as Family Days and holiday celebrations.

    Programs are offered at both the History Center in Balboa Park and the Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

    For information about specific events, view the Calendar below.

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    April 2016

    ZOOZAPALOOZA: Music That Animals Make!

    April 9, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Free

    A symphony of sounds awaits, as participants listen and then create the music that animals make, in this uniquely engaging family-friendly music program.

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    July 2016

    Have You Met a Vet?

    July 9, 2016, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    $10 - $15

    <h2>Events</h2> Join us for a day of family fun as we learn about the ins and outs of animal care and careers in veterinary medicine. Meet real veterinarians and hear how they are helping animals all around San Diego County. This event is free with regular museum admission. 11am-4pm: Meet A Vet! Throughout the event, get up close with a veterinarian and ask anything you ever wanted to know about taking care of animals!   Schedule Breakdown: 11am: Veterinary Medicine: It’s…

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    August 2017

    Mah-Jongg in the Museum

    August 5, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Free with admission

    “Four Crak! Three Bam! Eight Dot! Mah-Jongg!” Since being imported to the U.S. from China in the 1920s, mah-jongg has been a favorite living room game among American Jews, offering a companionship, relaxation, and a way to raise money for worthy causes.

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