Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Family Outing to Balboa Park & Museums

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation green belts, gardens and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. When we can't get out of the city, this is one of our favorite urban areas to visit. Admission is free on a rotating basis for the various museums on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City and County residents. 

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We let the little one play in Kid City, a colorful, interactive space where small children (infants through age five) can play and learn in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

I think she's having fun...

Our little shopper-in-training.

Uh oh, let's not get her started on this just yet...

I wish I had someone to push me around all day!

Paying with the gravity well thingy.

Checking out the ball caught in the air stream thingy.

Now it was onto my favorite museum, the San Diego Natural History Museum. It features fascinating exhibitions and a new giant-screen Dolby digital 3D theater showing films with a focus on the natural world. The museum’s award-winning exhibit design team creates exhibitions on the unique and bio-diverse southern California region. In addition, the museum hosts several traveling exhibitions each year which teach visitors about our natural world as it is today and as it was in the past.


She was afraid of this one.

Sea lion skeleton.

Extinct relative of the Great White, Megalodon!

Baby manatee.

Fortunately, we were able to escape from the lion that was stalking us.

Riding the baby mammoth!

Looks like we need a pet skunk now...

On our way to check out some cool fossils!

There was an interesting exhibit on the history of chocolate.

She was just about done with the photo shoot.

"Can I eat this?" No, no you can't.

A few random photos...

A Year In Review: Our 2012 In Pictures

As I plan adventures and set goals for the upcoming year, reviewing our exploits from the past 12 months has me eagerly looking forward to the future and making many wonderful family memories.

Southern Anza Borrego/BLM SoCal Desert

San Diego & Eastern Arizona Railroad

In-Law's 25th Anneversary

Family Photo Shoot

Colorado River

Ocotillo Wheelin'

Colorado River

Sombrero Peak Hike

Santa Rosa Mountain Yellow Post Camp

Santee Lakes

Fiesta Island Meet & Greet

Borrego Badlands Pre-Run

OAUSA 2012 BorregoFest

Goat Canyon Trestle Hike

Colorado River

Sombrero Peak Hike

Carrizo Mountain & Yuha Desert

Agua Caliente Park & Hot Springs

Looking forward to 2013!