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,
Nicolas de Largillierre
|The Magnolia Blossom, 1888, Martin Johnson Heade|
|Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta,|
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.
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