Balboa Liberty Center

Liberty Centers are for enlisted active duty and one guest, 18 years and older. Each center is an alcohol and tobacco free facility, designed to be the Sailor’s “home away from home.”

The Balboa Liberty Center offers in-house activities and programs accessible to our unique wounded warrior population and other eligible patrons. Activities include billiards tournaments, trips to the Viejas Outlet Mall, bowling centers, various luncheons, dinners and functions that support the wounded warrior population. Also offered are trips to major amusement parks like Knott’s Berry Farm and SeaWorld. Trips outside the center are open to all active duty and one guest, 18 years and older.

Computer stations with Internet access are available for college coursework, military online training, private email and social networking. Xbox and PS3 systems with various games are also available. A 25-seat movie theater is available with movies played upon request.

Facility Contact Information
Balboa Liberty Center Bldg. 26-1B
Base: Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 am-7 pm
Friday: 9 am-6 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10 am-6 pm
Phone: 619-532-8909

Ongoing Events

  • Liberty Call

    Tuesdays • 11 am • FREE
    Liberty staff is in the courtyard to answer your questions about our upcoming events. Stop by to share your thoughts. You may win movie tickets!


    Flashback Fridays

    Fridays • 4 pm • FREE

    • October 21: UNO
    • October 28: Pictionary

    Sunday Football

    Sundays • 10 am • FREE
    Chips and dip available while supplies last


    Birthday Drawing

    Every month, we’re giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky birthday-month winner. Stop by the Liberty Center to enter.


    Volunteer Opportunities

    See front desk staff for full details.


January Events

  • Flashback Movie Friday

    Fridays, January 6 & 27 • FREE
    Lounge with us, while enjoying free popcorn and old school movies in our theater.


    Candle Making

    Saturday, January 7 • Noon • $TBD
    We’re heading to a local studio to learn, make and take home a wonderful creation!


    Like us on Facebook Day

    Sunday, January 8 • Noon • FREE
    Take the time to check out our Facebook page to receive a free treat.


    3-Part Quilting Class

    Tuesday, January 10 and Thursdays, January 19 & 26 • 5 pm • FREE
    Learn to make your own quilt. Don’t worry if you don’t sew! We’ll show you how.


    Pre-Payday Grub

    Wednesday, January 11 • 5 pm • FREE
    It’s scrumptious, it’s free, it’s waiting for YOU!


    Price Is Right

    Thursday, January 12 • 8 am • $10
    Begin your New Year with the Price Is Right! Space is limited. Sign up 1/9.


    Whaley House

    Friday, January 13 • 5 pm • $2
    Join us for a spooktacular tour of one of the most haunted houses in the U.S. Cost includes transportation. Each participant pays admission on site.


    National Hat Day

    Sunday, January 15 • All Day • FREE
    Stop by sporting your best hat and be entered into a drawing for a pair of movie tickets!


    MLK, Jr. Lunch

    Monday, January 16 • 1 pm • FREE
    Join us for yummy food at the Liberty Center.


    Ditch Your Resolution Day

    Tuesday, January 17 • All Day • FREE
    Yes, this day is set aside for you to indulge your sweet tooth. Stop by!


    National Popcorn Day

    Thursday, January 19 • All Day • FREE
    Love popcorn? Get your fix on at the Liberty Center!


    La Brea Tar Pits

    Saturday, January 21 • 9 am• $5
    Curious about the Ice Age? Explore it up close and personal. Cost includes transportation. Entrance is free with military ID.


    National Pie Day

    Monday, January 23 • 1 pm • FREE
    Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Liberty Center!


    Birthday Celebration

    Tuesday, January 24 • 2 pm • FREE
    If born in January, come celebrate with a slice of cake. Plus, one lucky winner receives a bag of goodies!


    Liberty vs. Liberty

    Wednesday, January 25 • 6 pm • FREE
    Join us for a flag football showdown!


    Paint Your Own Pottery

    Wednesday, January 25 and Friday, February 24 • 5 pm
    Show your creative side at one of the best local studios around. Trips open to enlisted active duty and a guest, 18+. Cost varies based on the size of the piece you choose to paint. 619-532-8909.


    Make Your Own Leather Belt

    Saturday, January 28 • 10 am • $25
    Learn to make your own custom leather belt.


    Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Sunday, January 29 • 9 am • FREE
    Join us for another fun morning with awesome views of San Diego.


February Events

  • Groundhog Day

    Thursday, February 2 • All Day • FREE
    Stop by to cast your vote – will or won’t he see his shadow! You may win a pair of movie tickets.


    Fondue Friday

    Friday, February 3 • 1 pm • FREE
    Enjoy a delectable treat of chocolate dipped fruit.


    Super Bowl Sunday

    Sunday, February 5 • 3-9 pm • FREE
    Cheer on your favorite team and score some super snacks!


    Jewelry Making

    Thursday, February 9 • 4:30 pm • FREE
    Make one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for yourself or someone special for Valentine’s Day!


    Like Us on Facebook Day

    Friday, February 10 • Noon • FREE
    Check out our Facebook page and receive a treat!


    Leather Working Class

    Saturday, February 11 • 10 am • $25
    Learn to make your own unique leather creations to keep and take home!


    Old Town Trolley Tour of San Diego

    Sunday, February 12 • Noon • $36
    See all the major sights and sounds of our great city!


    Valentine’s Day

    Tuesday, February 14 • All Day • FREE
    Enter our drawing for a pair of movie tickets for you and a friend.


    Learn to Crochet

    Wednesday, February 15 • 5 pm • $5
    This fun craft will keep you warm!


    Throwback Thursday Movies

    Thursdays, February 16 & 23 • 1-7 pm • FREE
    Join us on our journey through cinematic nostalgia!


    San Francisco Weekend

    Friday-Monday, February 17-20 • 8 am • $220
    Visit your base Liberty Center or call 619-545-3331.Trip open to enlisted active duty and a guest, 18+. Cost includes three nights lodging, admission to Alcatraz, Hearst Castle, snacks and one night’s dinner.


    “Pay It Forward” Friday

    Friday, February 17 • 4:30 pm • FREE
    Interested in paying it forward? Join us as we serve dinner with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


    Presidents’ Day BBQ

    Monday, February 20 • 1 pm • FREE
    Celebrate at Liberty with some awesome grub!


    FFSC @ Liberty

    Tuesday, February 21 • 5 pm • FREE
    Great on-site workshop designed for YOU: Sailors on the Move/Space-A Travel


    Pottery Painting

    Friday, February 24 • 5 pm • $TBD


    Liberty vs. Liberty

    Friday, February 24 • 6 pm • FREE
    It’s a SMASH tournament battle against another Liberty Center!


    Warner Bros. Studio Tour

    Saturday, February 25 • 9 am • $75
    Go behind the scenes of the famed studio! Space is limited. Sign up today! Trip open to enlisted active duty and a guest, 18+. Sign up by 2/18. 619-532-8909.


    Pre-Oscar Fun

    Sunday, February 26 • All day • FREE
    Fill out your Oscar ballot. Get all the categories correct and win a $25 NEX gift card.


    National Polar Bear Day

    Monday, February 27 • All Day • FREE
    Learn fun facts and answer trivia questions. Answer the most correctly and win $50 in MWR Bucks!


    Mardis Gras Pre-Payday Grub

    Tuesday, February 28 • 5 pm • FREE
    Celebrate with festive, free food!