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 1 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
VASCO NUNEZ de BALBOA: The Man Behind The Name, presented by Jesus Benayas, President of the House of Espana, BP
A Balboa Park Backstory Talk about Balboa Park Points of Interest
Apr 1 2015 - 11:00am - Apr 30 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
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 13 2015
Research Library - NO Access to Document Collection / Access to Photograph Collection ONLY
Apr 14 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
San Diego NOW Panel Discussion & Booksigning: Televisionaries: Inside the Chaos and Innovation of the Digital Revolution
San Diego NOW is a series of panel discussions and/or lectures that focus on contemporary issues that face today's San Diegans.
Apr 16 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series, Part 6: The Landscape Architecture of the Exposition featuring Vicki Estrada, FASLA, APA
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
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 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 13 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
San Diego History 101 Survey Course, Part 2: Water, Welcoming the World, Wobblies and War
Reservations required.
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 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Balboa Park Centennial Lecture Series
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.