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.
|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
Wednesday, March 8 • 5 pm • FREE
Learn the essentials of camping, plus great info about sites in the local area.
Thursday, March 9 • 4 pm • FREE
Love paint? Join the fun, plus take home your masterpiece!
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!
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 29 • 5 pm • FREE
Delicious, FREE dinner on us!
Thursday, March 30 • Noon • FREE
Have a March birthday? Stop by to enjoy a sweet treat in the Liberty Center.
Friday, March 31 • All Day • FREE
Tell us your favorite knock-knock joke.
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!
Wednesday, April 12 • Noon • FREE
Make and eat a delightful treat!
Thursday, April 13 • 4 pm • FREE
Feed your creative side! Paint and take home your own masterpiece.
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!
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.
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.