The San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park, from Interstate 5 take Pershing Drive exit and follow the signs. The phone is 619-234-3153 and the website is www.sandiegozoo.org.
The San Diego Zoo has more than 4,000 animals, with more than 900 species and 100 plus beautifully landscaped acres with 6,500 exotic plants. The Children’s Zoo is a very user friendly place, which has more for the kids to do than the main part of the zoo. The kids will get to see the incubator for baby chicks, which is an animal nursery. There is the Skifari tram that is a great way to see the zoo by air. The Skyfari is great for when the kids need a break from all the walking round, but still want to see the zoo.
The San Diego Zoo has some really cool events for the kids to participate in. One of the shows is the Park at Dark! This shows allows the kids so see all the nocturnal animals of the zoo come out for play. The park stays open for this event till 9:00 pm. Children can enjoy the Journey into Africa tour that takes them on a ride on the African Express. For you parents shops and dining stays open late as well if you would prefer not to go on the tours.
This next show is pretty smelly. The Poop Show is well, about poop and kids will get to see just how much the animals poop. This show will educate the children on what the zoo keepers actually do with the poop. I am sure by now many of your kids no and understand what recycling is; well the poop at the San Diego gets recycled and kids will get to see how and why they recycle animal poop!
The Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Museum
The Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Museum is located in Balboa Park, 1875 Ek Prado. The phone number is 619-238-1233 and the website is www.rhfleet.org. The Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Museum is open daily from 9:30 am and closing times vary.
The Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Museum features a beautiful planetarium, hand on exhibits, with the incredible OMNIMAX, which features various IMAX films of the past and the present. The Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Museum shows films from Wright Bros to jets, to birds. This is a great way for children to learn topics on history and science.
The Strange Matter is exhibit in my opinion is one of the best exhibits to take your children to! The kids will get to see a giant column crawl up a wall to the ceiling! Then they will get learn about the function of foam and how it is created. Another cool thing is the Amorphous Metals workshop! We all know that metal is hard and that it is not very flexible! However, Amorphous Metals is flexible and it bounces, kids will get to see this materiel bounce on and on and on! Structures and defects is another great experience for kids. They will learn the formula of how to test the secret structures, strengths and weaknesses of metals.The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum is located in Balboa Park. The phone number is 619-234-2544 and the website is www.sandiegosports.org and is open daily 10:00am to 4:30 pm and is closed major holiday’s.
The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum is a great museum for learning about San Diego’s local sports and other activities. The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum shows the history of sports in San Diego through photographs, memorabilia, video tapes and audio tapes.
The San Diego Museum of Photographic Art
The San Diego Museum of Photographic Art is located 1649 El Prado, in Balboa Park. The phone number is 619-239-5262 and the website is www.mopa.org. The San Diego Museum of Photographic Art is open daily 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month.
The San Diego Museum of Photographic Art display photographic art from all around the world.The San Diego Museum of Photographic Art is a year round exhibition with plenty of art work to see. This is a great experience for those who are desiring to be photographers because you will get to see so many different techniques.
Photography and Film Making
This class is great for kids who love music and musicians. This class will teach them how to photograph musicians in concert or in the studio. They will practice inside the classroom with mock setups. The kids will learn the proper lighting techniques and how to develop their film in the dark room with special affects. Kids will also learn how to develop relationship with studio managers and musicians.
Students in this class will benefit from review and critiques. They will learn landscape photography in the Balboa Park area. They will be introduced the master Ansel Adams and will get to learn from contemporary artist’s. Guides will be there to teach them about lighting, composition and special affects.There will be group discussions to help students better connect with their classmates.