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

  • Birthday Drawing

    Every month we give away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky birthday-month winner. Enter today!

April Events

  • 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.

May Events

  • Outreach Tuesdays

    Tuesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 11 am-1 pm • FREE
    See you in the courtyard every Tuesday at NMCSD! Stop by to say “hi” and enter our drawing for $20 in MWR Bucks!

    May the Fourth Be With You!

    Thursday, May 4 • All Day • FREE
    Join us for our yearly Star Wars movie marathon and trivia! You could win a pair of tickets to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

    Cinco de Mayo Fun K & Street Tacos

    Friday, May 5 • 10 am • FREE
    Go for a quick run with the Liberty staff. Everyone gets a taco and best time receives a prize!

    Guardians of the Galaxy & Dinner

    Friday, May 5 • 5 pm • $12 active/$15 guest
    Let’s go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Cost includes transportation and movie ticket. Bring cash for dinner.

    Horseback Riding & Archery

    Saturday, May 6 • 8:30 am • $5 active/$10 guest
    Cost includes introductory horseback riding and archery lesson, transportation and snacks. Lunch may be pre-ordered or purchased on site.

    Movie Monday: Lord of the Rings

    Monday, May 8 • 4 pm • FREE
    Begin the quest for Mordor! See Liberty staff for details.

    Poker Tournament

    Tuesday, May 9 • 11:30 am • FREE
    Beat the manager in a game of poker, win a prize!

    How to Make Elotes

    Wednesday, May 10 • Noon • FREE
    Don’t miss out on this delectable treat! Available while supplies last.

    Canvas Painting

    Thursday, May 11 • 4 pm • FREE
    Bring out your creativity through painting.

    Glass Blowing Class

    Saturday, May 13 • 9 am • $5 transportation
    Learn to make glass creations at a local studio. $45 class cost paid on site.


    Tuesday, May 16 • 5-6 pm • FREE
    FREE workshop designed with YOU in mind: Don’t Get Ripped Off

    Indoor Rock Climbing

    Saturday, May 20 • 9 am-3 pm • $25 active/$30 guest
    Novice and experienced climbers welcome for a few hours of climbing at one of our local gyms. Cost includes transportation, day pass and gear.

    SeaWorld San Diego

    Sunday, May 21 • 8:30 am-4 pm •$2 transportation • Admission FREE active/$71 guest
    Experience a fun-filled day with Liberty! Active duty get in FREE! 1 day a year. Print your ticket at

    Sherlock Holmes Day

    Monday, May 22 • 4 pm • FREE
    Solve the clues, win a prize. It’s elementary!

    Soulful Music

    Thursday, May 25 • 4:30 pm • FREE
    Enjoy spiritual music to heal your soul while enjoying dinner.

    Pirates of the Caribbean Movie & Dinner

    Friday, May 26 • 5 pm • $12
    Be the first to see the fifth installment: Dead Men Tell No Tales! Cost includes transportation and ticket. Bring extra cash for dinner.

    Grand Canyon Weekend Adventure

    Friday-Monday, May 26-29 • 7 am • $125 active/$145 guest
    The surroundings are worth capturing and the memories with Liberty will be worth remembering. Find out first-hand why! Visit your base Liberty Center or call 619-532-8909. Trip open to enlisted active duty and a guest, 18+.

    Memorial Day BBQ

    Monday, May 29 • Noon • FREE
    Delicious grub on us!

    Birthday Celebration

    Wednesday, May 31 • 1 pm • FREE
    Enjoy a cupcake as we celebrate our friends born in May!