Special Tour of the Balboa Park Botanical Building + Panama 66 Jazz
Wednesday July 31, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Networking and Tour | 5:30-7:30pm
Jazz and Social Hang | 7:30-10:00pm

Join MITCSD alumni, Ivy+ alumni and friends for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Balboa Park Botanical Building in its final stages of renovation. A Forever Balboa Park representative will guide us through Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the $28m renovation. Don't miss this chance to get a sneak peak of the project before it reopens to the public in early Fall.

The event "cost" is $10 per person, all of which goes to Forever Balboa Park as a tax-deductible donation. If desired, you can make an additional tax-deductible donation directly to Forever Balboa. On their donation form, under "Is this a Tribute Gift", please enter "MITCSD event". This additional donation is optional.


  • 5:30 - 6:00pm -- Welcome, Wine and Networking at the House of Hospitality (see below for directions). Note: There is a small step to enter the building. Please let us know during registration if you need assistance negotiating this step.
  • 6:00 - 7:30pm -- Presentation by Forever Balboa Park, followed by a walking tour of the Botanical Building.
  • 7:30 - 10:00pm -- Food, drink, networking, and jazz at Panama 66.


Directions and Parking:


  • Meet at the interior courtyard fountain in front of the Prado Restaurant,1549 El Prado, Suite 1 (see below image). A Forever Balboa Park staff member will direct you to the House of Hospitality on the second floor.
  • The closest parking lot is behind the Fleet Science Center Building (click here for Google Maps pin).

Registration:  Register for this event onthe MITCSD's website here:

Cost:  $10.00 Donation


Proper Attire: For your safety, please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing for the tour portion.


Privacy Notice: By registering, you give us permission to share your name with Forever Balboa Park to generate name tags. You may opt-in to share your email address with them to receive communications about the project's progress, volunteering/donation opportunities, and information about their other activites in Balboa Park.

For questions, contact