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.


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!


March Events

  • Sorry, no events coming up.