SAN DIEGO–Summer in San Diego is in full swing and Balboa Park.
Balboa Park After Dark kicks off with new exhibits and activities for visitors, every Friday night, from 5 to 8 p.m., through Labor Day weekend.
The Fleet Science Center’s newest exhibit, Game Masters: The Exhibition, showcases the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s mobile games—including 100 and playable games. The Fleet will stay open extra late, until 10 p.m., with gaming on the Giant Dome screen and a no-host bar (open at 6 p.m.) for adult beverage needs.
For those looking for nature-based fun on Friday nights, the San Diego Natural History Museum’s 2D and 3D films are a can’t-miss in their 300-seat, stadium-style theater featuring the latest in digital 3D technology. Each Friday night enjoy Ocean Oasis, Galapagos 3D and Sea Monsters 3D. at theNAT. The museum is offering many more options, like the special behind-the-scenes programming throughout the duration of Balboa Park After Dark, including Sci-Fi Friday film nights, Canyoneer hikes and iNaturalist demos.
Food Truck Fridays offers everything from pizza to sushi, BBQ to shave ice, and more. Food Truck runs 4 to 8 p.m. through September 29.
Balboa Park After Dark participating museums include: Japanese Friendship Garden, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Art Institute, Spanish Village, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum (the NAT), San Diego Museum of Art, and Fleet Science Center.
In addition to the museum being open until 8:30 pm each weekend, enjoy special sunset tours of the California Tower (timed tickets required) and the newly opened Living With Animals exhibit
Art After Hours every Friday. Special $5 admission price.