8 Reasons to Visit Balboa Park in February

As if you need a reason to visit.

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We realize February is a short month but you can still pack a lot in. Especially if you follow these tips from the folks at the Balboa Park blog.
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On Saturday, Feb. 5, you can be a part of a fancy gala at the San Diego History Museum. If the tickets for Dos Aguilas are too expensive for your liking, or budget, you can enjoy the after-party for just $50 and enjoy two drink tickets and still have fun 10 p.m. to midnight.
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No you won't see Keira Knightley in person but if you take advantage of an invite from the San Diego Museum of Art, you can watch a screening of her performance in The Duchess after a lecture on the details about the lives of women like her featured in a museum exhibition. Friday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Cost $10. For more information
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Meet a legend. Buzz Aldrin will be signing books on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
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February is Macy's Museum Month. After you pick up your free pass at Macy's, you can use it for half off admission to Balboa Park months through Feb. 28. Find the list of museums participating.
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Opening February 12 at the San Diego Museum of Man is a thought-provoking exhibition about race and racism in America. For more information.
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Members of the public are invited to share photos and stories from the 1960s for a chance to be featured on an in-gallery monitor display in the new exhibition "Streetwise: Master's of '60s Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Opens Feb. 5. For more information.
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Authors debate our unending Jane Austen love at the book launch for “Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen”.
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The Japanese Friendship Garden, May 2006
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