Science Family Day at Balboa Park

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Weeklong series of science and engineering events

Over two dozen Balboa Park institutions and community partners will come together to demonstrate how much fun learning science can be at the Science Family Day. The park-wide Family Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17 will kick off the weeklong San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering 2012, as various museums and cultural institutions feature science-related hands-on activities and special programs for kids of all ages. In addition, a DNA Moving Performance, featuring one of the world’s longest DNA models (created by area science students), will be paraded down the Prado at 11:15 a.m.

Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult admission at participating museums (some restrictions apply). In addition, a free drawing at the Balboa Park Visitors Center will give away, among other items, a Family 4-Pack of Balboa Park Passports, tickets to “Honk!” at the San Diego Junior Theatre, and Old Town Trolley/Seal Tour tickets.  For updates, visit

From March 17 to 24, the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering 2012 will present programs throughout the county, culminating in the free Science & Engineering EXPO DAY at PETCO Park on March 24, which will feature more than 135 hands-on exhibits and 16 stage performances. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit

Kids have fun with science and engineering.


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