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LGBTQ+San Diego

Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

In 1982, a Naval Intelligence Service investigation in San Diego to “ferret out the lesbians” aboard the submarine tender USS Dixon subjected twelve women to months of ordeal and ended in the dishonorable discharge of three of them. Just thirty-six years later, Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) became the first openly gay Senate leader in California’s state history.

To highlight this and other stories of perseverance and achievement, the San Diego History Center is partnering with Lambda Archives of San Diego to bring the first exhibition on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community to Balboa Park.

San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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619-232-6203

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Jul 8, 2018 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Donations accepted

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Locals and visitors to San Diego area are in for a special treat this February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at a San Diego City or County libraries to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums. The pass can be used to visit multiple museums across the region.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of the program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2019

On April 27-28, 2019, the Mission Federal ArtWalk will celebrate its 35th annual event in the streets of Little Italy. Featuring more than 300 artists filling 17 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods, this event attracts artists from across the globe. More than just an art event, the festival is a family-friendly opportunity to participate in interactive art installations and features live and features live music and dance performances.

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Pandas

Apr 20, 2018 - ongoing

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they’re coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film Pandas, a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.

 

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Weekend Science Clubs

Aug 16, 2018 - ongoing

Students in grades 5-8 can join us on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month to investigate exciting science topics. Sessions will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities and interaction with local scientists. Throughout the year, we will explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more! 

 

Saturday Science Club for Girls

For girls in grades 5–8

Noon–2 p.m.

 

Sunday Science Club

For students in grades 5–8

1–3 p.m.

 

Members $13

Nonmembers $15

 

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Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019
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Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2019
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Pandas

Apr 20, 2018 - ongoing
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Aug 16, 2018 - ongoing
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