Balboa Park has many interesting museums (alternating with free admission on Tuesdays), but our favorite is the Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum with its 100+ hands-on exhibits and brand new IMAX theatre. Kid City provides fun for infants through age 5, and until January 4th, the Animal Grossology exhibit will teach your little one gross facts about vomit munchers, slime makers, blood suckers and other such disgusting information.
The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre is featuring The Merry Christmas Show, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rumpelstiltskin in the upcoming weeks. The San Diego Air and Space Museum has a Star Trek exhibit for trekkies and little boys also love the San Diego Model Railroad Museum . For a true San Diego tradition, get tickets through December 28, to How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe Theatre (for ages 3-19); it’s excellent!
Another easy venture for a rainy day is The New Children’s Museum at 200 West Island Avenue; there are lots of craft activities and a fun pillow fight room.
For infants and toddlers we rent top of the line strollers and baby carriers to make exploring Balboa Park an easy experience to enjoy (no need to lug it through the airport). Check out our Go Baby page for Graco Quattro Tour strollers (singles or doubles), Graco travel systems, BOB joggers (singles and doubles with weather shields), compact toddler strollers, baby carriers and framed baby backpacks.