Experience Balboa Park

From expert guides, to joyful carousel rides, from online learning to placemaking, Forever Balboa Park is a critical resource for all park lovers. Begin your Balboa Park experience here, or in person at the Balboa Park Visitors Center.

Visitors Center

The Balboa Park Visitors Center is open every day to enhance your park experience. Stop by for expert advice on tours, trails, gardens, museums and more.Visit

Balboa Park Carousel

Forever Balboa Park owns and operates the Balboa Park Carousel, a beloved attraction that has been a keystone of Balboa Park since 1922.Carousel


Forever Balboa Park offers programming to engage visitors and fellow lovers of the park. Explore videos, educational articles and more.Learn

Park Happenings

Through placemaking and park activation, Forever Balboa Park helps make the park welcoming and safe for all. Placemaking is a collaborative effort to transform public spaces into enhanced areas for community use.Coming Soon
A man looks at flowers in a garden in Balboa Park
what people say

The Balboa Park Visitors Center has very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Maps, calendars, passes and souvenirs available.

Steve Churchill

The Balboa Park Visitors Center has great materials on the park and an awesome walking tour!!


The Visitors Center is a wonderful Balboa Park resource with educated and friendly staff. You can get all your Balboa Park goodies here and get informed and detailed info at any time. Delightful.

Rob Ashton

Best carousel in the USA

Lloyd Strong

The Balboa Park Carousel is pretty awesome, especially if you have kids. My twins loved it. And it has a wonderful piece of history attached to it. A must see.

Avishek Aiyar

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