San Diego History Center in Balboa Park: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm Junípero Serra Museum: Check here for Fall hours



San Diego History Center education programs foster knowledge of San Diego and its rich heritage, celebrate the San Diego community and instill a sense of civic pride.

All K-12 programs offered at the San Diego History Center are designed as an extension of classroom learning. They are aligned with California State Standards and the Common Core and led by trained docents and professional educators. In addition to the programs listed in our brochure, the Education Department will work with teachers to customize a museum experience to meet the specific needs and interests of a particular class.

The History Center is a longtime participant in School-in-the-Park, the innovative City Heights/Balboa Park program funded by Price Philanthropies. The History Center also offers subsidized transportation and admission for Title I schools. The History Center relies on charitable contributions and grants to support Title One and other school programs.

Your tax-deductible gift will support San Diego schoolchildren learning about our community’s history. To support our vital school programs:  Donate

For complete information on current programs: Educational Programs Brochure (pdf)
To contact the Education Department about our School Programs or Title One school subsidized programs: 619-232-6203 x 130 or
To make a donation to support our school programs: Donate
For more information about School in the Park:

Come to us

Come to us

Interactive, multi-sensory and immersive learning at our two museums: the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park and the Junípero Serra Museum in Presidio Park. We offer structured classes, Research Archive programs, and self-guided school visits.

Learn more: Come To Us

We come to you

We come to you

Let our traveling teachers come to you! Museum educators will bring the museum to your classroom with a special interactive presentation involving artifacts and documents from the museum’s demonstration collection. Post-visit support is available upon request. The following programs are available by advance reservation. Customized programs are also available.

Learn more: We Come to You

We come to you

Please join us for a program in the 2019/2020 school year!

Submit Program Request at least two weeks before your preferred program date.

Learn more: Program Request 

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides provide teachers with materials to help teach their class about San Diego’s rich history.

Learn More: Curriculum Guides