The Cabrillo Bridge, the west entrance of Balboa Park, leads to the Museum of Us and California Tower. The bridge and museum are lined with green foliage.

About the Park

Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation.

Considered the cultural heart for the region, organizations within the 1,200-acre park redefine what a rich cultural experience should be. From music, dance, art, theater, food, science, nature, heritage, and more across 17 museums, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple gardens, athletic complexes and more-there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

After visiting the Museum of Us, check out more exhibitions and events happening all over Balboa Park.

Things to Do

Learn more about the Balboa Park Explorer Pass.

The Museum of Us recognizes that it sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Museum extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here for millennia.

The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Affiliations & Memberships:San Diego Museum Council logoCharity Navigator Four Star Charity logoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership Collaborative for Arts, Science and Culture logoAmerican Alliance of Museums logoSmithsonian Affiliate logoInternational Coalition of Sites of Conscience logo
Financial support provided by:San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture logo
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