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

  • Movie Mondays: Star Wars

    Mondays • 5 pm • FREE
    Each time you come watch a Star Wars movie, you’re entered into our drawing held May the 4th. FREE popcorn for movie-goers!

    Tuesdays • 11 am • FREE
    Stop by the courtyard to say “Hi!” Enter into a drawing for a pair of movie tickets.

March Events

  • Camping 101

    Wednesday, March 8 • 5 pm • FREE
    Learn the essentials of camping, plus great info about sites in the local area.

    Canvas Painting

    Thursday, March 9 • 4 pm • FREE
    Love paint? Join the fun, plus take home your masterpiece!

    S’mores Please!

    Friday, March 10 • Noon • FREE
    Treat yourself to s’more at lunchtime today!

    Japanese Gardens & Festival

    Saturday, March 11 • 9:30 am • FREE
    Explore and enjoy Balboa Park with a fun festival!

    Springtime at the Zoo

    Sunday, March 12 • 10 am • FREE active/$40.50 guest
    Take a stroll through the World Famous San Diego Zoo!

    How to Make Hot Pockets

    Monday, March 13 • Noon • FREE
    Learn how to make buttery, flakey hot pockets!

    Fondue Fun!

    Wednesday, March 15 • 12-2 pm • FREE
    Enjoy making and eating a delectable treat.

    St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

    Friday, March 17 • All Day • FREE
    Stop by for a variety of fun, festive goodies!

    2 Broke Girls Taping

    Friday, March 17 • 10:30 am • $15
    See a LIVE taping in LA! Trip open to enlisted active duty and a guest, 18+.

    Carlsbad Outlet Mall Shopping

    Sunday, March 19 • 8:30 am-4 pm • $2
    Bargain shop at the Carlsbad outlets! Cost covers transportation.

    Jewelry Making

    Wednesday, March 22 • 5 pm • FREE
    Get crafty with us as we make our own jewelry!

    Intro to Hiking 101

    Thursday, March 23 • 5 pm • FREE
    Learn the basics of hiking and where to get the essentials for your next outdoor adventure!

    Leather Working Workshop

    Saturday, March 25 • 10 am • $25
    Learn to make your own wallet. Cost covers transportation, workshop and supplies. Payment made on site. Space is limited. Sign up by 3/23.

    Pre-Payday Grub

    Wednesday, March 29 • 5 pm • FREE
    Delicious, FREE dinner on us!

    Birthday Celebration

    Thursday, March 30 • Noon • FREE
    Have a March birthday? Stop by to enjoy a sweet treat in the Liberty Center.

    Friday Funny

    Friday, March 31 • All Day • FREE
    Tell us your favorite knock-knock joke.

February Events

  • Geocache Class

    Saturday, April 1 • Noon • FREE
    Learn the basics of geocaching and where to go in San Diego.

    Morning at the Driving Range

    Sunday, April 2 • 10 am • $2
    Perfect your golf swing at NASNI’s Sea ‘N Air Golf Course. Cost covers transportation. Range fee paid on site.

    Harry Potter Marathon

    Thursday, April 6 • All Day • FREE
    In preparation for our trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, we’re watching all the movies today!

    Friday Fun Bowling on Base

    Friday, April 7 • 5 pm • $2 + $10 on site
    Cost includes bowling, shoe rental and transportation.

    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Day

    Saturday, April 8 • 8 am • $110
    Ever wonder what Diagon Alley or Hogwarts really look like? We’re going to Universal Studios to find out! Cost includes transportation and admission.

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    Sunday, April 9 • 10 am • FREE
    Let’s have some fun on San Diego Bay!

    Fantastic Fondue

    Wednesday, April 12 • Noon • FREE
    Make and eat a delightful treat!

    Canvas Painting

    Thursday, April 13 • 4 pm • FREE
    Feed your creative side! Paint and take home your own masterpiece.

    April Birthdays

    Friday, April 14 • 2 pm • FREE
    Have an April birthday? Stop by for a sweet treat on us!

    Outlet Mall Shopping

    Saturday, April 15 • 9 am • FREE
    Bargain shop and find stellar deals at the Viejas Outlet Center!

    Potato Chip Rock Hike

    Sunday, April 16 • 8 am • FREE
    Hike one of San Diego’s favorite challenging hikes. Enjoy great photo opportunities along the way!

    Mother’s Day Craft

    Wednesday, April 19 • 5 pm • FREE
    Craft a great Mother’s Day gift at the Liberty Center!

    Pio Pico Camping

    Friday-Sunday, April 21-23 • $75
    Camp and explore the area around Pio Pico. Trip open to enlisted active duty and a guest, 18+. Cost includes camp fees, transportation and four meals.

    Comedy Show & Pre-Payday Grub

    Wednesday, April 26 • 5 pm • FREE
    Enjoy dinner and a side-splitting comedy show!

    April Birthday

    Thursday, April 27 • All Day • FREE
    Have an April birthday? Celebrate with a sweet treat at the Liberty Center!

    Leather Working Workshop

    Saturday, April 29 • 10 am • $25
    Make and take home your own small purse. Space is limited. Sign up by 4/27.

    Renaissance Faire

    Sunday, April 30 • 9 am • $2 transportation
    This historic festival features people in period costume, re-enactment of battle scenes, plus archery and weapons demonstrations. Listen to period music and performance as you enjoy food and craft vendors at the park. Admission paid at the park.