Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Balboa Park Resident Free (5th Tuesday)

Hey There:

A few times per year there will be a 5th Tuesday in the calendar, since this is not a common occurrence all museums are at their normal rate. Nevertheless families can still enjoy a few museums that are always free to the public

  • Timken Museum
  • Botanical Building
  • Walk Around!

This museum is always free to the public and it features a beautiful permanent collection with European old master painting, Russian icons and American art. The artwork is breathtaking and their current exhibition is a loan from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Francisco de Goya's Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta on display until September 9th. Photography is not permitted inside the museum, the following images were taken directly from Timken's site.

Portrait of Marguerite de Sève, Wife of Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil, 1729, 
Nicolas de Largillierre 

Timken Museum
The Magnolia Blossom, 1888, Martin Johnson Heade

Timken Museum
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 16th Century, Moscow School 

timken museum
Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta, 1820, Francisco de Goya

Nature as a work of art, the Botanical Building is one of the most recognizable structures in Balboa Park with beautiful displays year round, a huge koi pond and during December the building is full of poinsettias. Movie trivia: a scene was filmed in this building in the 2000 film Traffic with Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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balboa park

Walk Around 

Of course, the best thing about Balboa Park is all the places you can walk around and take pictures. So even  on the 5th Tuesday of the month, there is a lot to see and do!

Check out what Balboa Park has to offer during the month:

  • 1st Tuesday - RHF Science Center, Centro Cultural de la Raza, SD Model Railroad, SD Natural History
  • 2nd Tuesday - Musuem Photographic Arts, SD History Center, Veteran's Museum and Memorial
  • 3rd Tuesday - SD Art Institute, Mingei, SD Museum of Art, SD Museum of Man, Japanese Friendship Garden
  • 4th Tuesday - SD Air & Space Museum, SD Automotive Museum, SD Hall of Champions

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