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History for Half Pints
Now Offered Twice Each Month: 1st Fridays & 3rd Mondays
Make your next play date go down in history! Get to know other families while the kids enjoy crafts, entertaining activities and a special story time. All programs engage children in the history of the San Diego region. History for Half Pints is for children ages 3 -5 years and a favorite adult. History for Half Pints is generously sponsored by Target.
Fri, Apr 5 and Mon, Apr 15, 2013
What a "TREE-mendous" Day!
We're hugging trees as we mark Arbor Day! Read the Are Trees Alive? storybook, take a walk through Balboa Park; learn about the "Mother of Balboa Park", and make a tree craft to take home.
Fri, May 3 and Mon, May 20, 2013
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
How did you get to Balboa Park today? Did you walk, ride in a car, or fly in an airplane overhead? Explore the museum for different ways people traveled in the past. Learn what it's like to be a pilot, by reading the Pilot storybook, and make a moving craft to take home.
Fri, Jun7 and Mon, Jun 17, 2013
Stars & Stripes Patriotic Party!
The American flag proudly flies everywhere in San Diego. See how and why it was displayed in the past, as well as today. Learn about other nation's flags that once flew over San Diego when it was a young city. Read the F is for Flag storybook, help raise a flag in our museum, and make a red, white and blue craft to take home.
Fri, July 5 and Mon, July 15, 2013
Happy Birthday BuM!
Dogs have been in San Diego since the time of the first settlers, but none are as well known as San Diego's town mascot, Bum! Cupcakes await at our celebration of Bum's birthday, discover the adventurous life he led, read the Mutt Dog storybook, play some dog games, and make a fuzzy craft to take home.
Fri, Aug 2 and Mon, Aug 19, 2013
Root Beer Float Day!
Beat the summer heat with a frosty mug of root beer as we mark National Root Beer Day! Come learn about this fizzy drink, and San Diego's attempts to make it; read The Purple Cow Who Gave Root Beer storybook, make some ice cream, and create a foamy root beer float!