Cultural partnership creates portal for engaging content from museums and more

Posted on April 1, 2020

With “stay at home” orders still in effect, people who love arts, science, and culture now have one place where they can access content from their favorite Balboa Park venues: Balboa Park TV, officially launching Monday, April 6.

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

The one-stop portal for video content features activities, fun facts, historical footage, and more represented by 20+ Balboa Park venues, including the Fleet Science Center, San Diego Air and Space Museum, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. This portal not only pulls together new and existing video content from various channels, a new daily vlogger-style show called Balboa Park to You also highlights social media efforts, podcasts, and other information and content being produced by organizations across Balboa Park.

Honeymoon Bridge

Palm Canyon Bridge circa 1936

Jazmine Rogers of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is the host of Balboa Park to You. Rogers will review videos, share virtual tours and apps, and guide viewers to engaging website and social media content with each episode.

Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park

“I feel it’s so important to give people a break from the news and put a smile on their faces,” says Rogers. “And by hosting Balboa Park to You, I am discovering and sharing the history, stories, and expertise found in Balboa Park with viewers at home.”

“Balboa Park TV is a great outlet for amplifying the reach of the new content we are producing during the COVID outbreak, as well as showcasing existing content,” adds Dr. Steve Snyder, CEO of the Fleet Science Center and Chairman of the Board for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. “We know people love the Fleet and Balboa Park, and we are excited to be able to bring them both to people at home.” culturalpartnership.org/balboaparktv-bp

Visitors walk along El Prado and the lily pond at dusk in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Many of the structures of central mesa are original to the 1915 Panama-California exposition.

Balboa Park’s El Prado and lily pond

 

Intro Image: Photo by Vincent Knakal
B&W Photo: Image Courtesy of the San Diego History Center
All other photography by K.C. Alfred