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Believe it or not, February is a great month to explore new exhibitions in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Why? Because February is also San Diego Museum Month, a month long event offering a 50% discount on regular admission to 42 museums throughout the county.

Please note that some special exhibitions require an additional entry fee.

New Exhibitions in Balboa Park

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not Special Exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park

Believe it or not, this is a vehicle made out of wood…and it floats!

Step right up and marvel at the ludicrously strange and extremely amusing including an actual shrunken head, unusual modes of transportation, ordinary people performing amazing feats, outer space and aviation oddities, and more inside the Ripley’s Believe It or Not exhibition at the at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Don’t wait too long because these interesting artifacts won’t be back in Balboa Park for another 80+ years!

Where: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
When: February 1 – December 31, 2013
Cost: $5 with general admission
> Find out more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Lowrider Legends of San Diego

1951 Chevrolet Truck - San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park

See classics like this 1951 Chevy Truck Lowrider at the Lowrider Legends of San Diego exhibition.

Listen to this as you ride on over to Balboa Park’s San Diego Automotive Museum to marvel at some of the finest examples of lowriders created in the San Diego region. Included in the Lowrider Legends of San Diego exhibition are such classics as a 1951 Chevrolet truck, 1949 Hudson, 1982 Cadillac, 1939 Chevrolet and more.

Where: 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
When: February 1 – June 20, 2013
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Lowrider Legends of San Diego at the San Diego Automotive Museum

Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders

Jerusalem Cricket - San Diego Natural History Museum

“But be forewarned! The stars of this exhibition are sure to delight the young, inquisitive minds in your family and some grownups might find the little creatures quite outrageous.” Dr. Michael W. Hager

Behold the Devil with Two Heads centipede, tremble before the Goliath Bird-Eating tarantula, gaze upon the Glowing Terror scorpion! Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders brings the most peculiar and astonishing bugs on Earth to the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT). In addition to the local insects theNAT brings to the exhibition, Dr. Entomo’s also includes 18 baffling species of live critters, as well as mounted specimens.

Where: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
When: February 22 – June 2, 2013
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor - 1982 - Mingei Museum

Bill Traylor – 1982 – Mingei International Museum

A self-taught artist from Montgomery, Alabama, Bill Traylor’s depictions of life in rural and urban Alabama made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature more than 60 rarely seen drawings from the two largest public collections of his work, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Cygnet Theatre and Mingei International Museum have partnered to help maximize audience for two important shows during Black History Month: the exhibition Bill Traylor and the play Gem of the Ocean running at Cygnet from January 24 – February 24.

Where: 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
When: February 9 – May 12, 2013
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Bill Traylor at the Mingei International Museum

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3 Responses to Balboa Park – New Exhibitions Opening this February

  1. I would want to visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not but are kids allowed? Is there a time limit considering the cost they are imposing?

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