Balboa Park Explorer Named Best of the Best in San Diego!

The Balboa Park Explorer made San Diego Magazine's Best of San Diego 2014 List.

The publication described the Annual Explorer as "Best bang for your buck," and "Genius."


Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Welcomes the San Diego Botanical-Garden Foundation as New Member

San Diego, Calif. — (June 18, 2014) — The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) is pleased to welcome its newest Associate Member, the San Diego Botanical-Garden Foundation. This new member takes the number of arts, cultural and science institutions represented by BPCP to 28.

“We are delighted to welcome the Botanical-Garden Foundation,” said Peter Comiskey, BPCP Executive Director.

Sustainability Program Looking for LEED Intern to Join the Team

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is looking for a university intern to support the Sustainability Program’s LEED initiatives at three Balboa Park multi-tenant buildings.  The Balboa Park LEED intern will assist building tenants to document green purchasing compliance in the Materials and Resource category of the LEED 2009 Existing Building: Operations + Maintenance rating system.

A Great Success in Home Energy Savings

Balboa Park and City of San Diego employees and volunteers came together on Thursday, March 20 for an exclusive energy-savings event.  Residential use LED light bulbs and energy- and water-efficient shower heads were offered at substantial discounts. 

This was a fun and interesting way to learn more about energy efficiency savings and LED technology for your home.


See photos from the event!

CBS Reports on Launch of Explorer

Balboa Park Explorer pass now on sale

Video Report By Kelly Hessedal, Reporter

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An annual pass for admission to 17 Balboa Park museums, including the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and San Diego Air and Space Museum, went on sale Monday.

LEED Certification Goal Update, Spring 2014

Together with the City of San Diego (Environmental Services Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works Facilities Division), San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Green Building Council and our cultural institutions, we are working diligently towards a LEED certification goal for Balboa Park.

SDG&E Business Rebates and Incentives Help Lower Energy Costs

Rebates and incentives for qualifying energy-efficient products can help offset the costs of new equipment, such as heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting, refrigeration and food-service equipment. Rebates can total up to $350,000, and incentives can cover up to 50% of the cost of qualified projects. For more information, visit

Call SDG&E’s Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or visit to find the best energy solution for your business.

Easy-to-use online tools help you track your energy numbers

These three easy-to-use online tools can help track your energy numbers!

  1. Online energy management tool
  2. Energy Waves
  3. kWickview® online power monitoring


Online energy management tool:

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 28 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.