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May 26, 2022: Architecture/History Tour of Balboa Park + Happy Hour

Thursday, May 26, 2022

5:20pm – 6:30pm PDT: Walking Tour with David Kinney. Tour starts at the Plaza de California, in front of the Museum of Us (map)

6:30pm – 8:00pm PDT: Happy Hour at ARTIFACT in the Mingei International Museum (map)

Discover the secrets and symbols of Balboa Park! This one-hour walking tour will be guided by our park expert–the former director of Balboa Park Central, David Kinney. It is a place of beauty and culture, with a rich history. Come learn the stories behind the intricate architecture, landscaping, and greenery that make up the largest urban cultural park in the country.

Please meet us at 5:20pm in the Plaza de California, in front of the Museum of Us. The tour concludes with drinks and discussion at the ARTIFACT restaurant in Mingei.

More Details

This event is free but please consider a small donation with your registration to help us fund upcoming events and professional-growth programming.


Close parking available Alcázar Garden Parking Lot, behind the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and along Balboa Drive.

About David Kinney

David Kinney is retired after over 30 years working in Balboa Park, most recently as the Executive Director of Balboa Park Central. He has served as chair of both the Balboa Park Committee and the Parks and Recreation Board. He currently serves on the boards of Forever Balboa Park and the Timken Museum of Art.


♿️ This event meets some ADA standards, including accessible restrooms and mainly flat ground. Have accessibility questions or need accommodations? Email to confirm your requirements or request more information.