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San Diego Museum Of Man, San Diego - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: +1-6192392001

Ticket Price: 25 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The California Quadrangle, California Building, and California Tower were built as the main attractions at the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition. The beautiful structures were built in an elegant and ornate Spanish-Colonial Revival architectural style. The Tower is 60 metres tall with a Maas-Rowe carillon that plays the Westminster Chimes every 15 minutes. Also inside the building is the St. Francis Chapel which has a gilded Spanish altar, an Our Lady and Child statue and an effigy of San Diego de Alcala.

Inside this complex of buildings is the San Diego Museum of Man. Primarily aimed at kids, the museum's message of introspection and inclusiveness is universal. It's six exhibit focus on transcending the differences between people and finding commonalities. These are:

  • BEERology : The millenia long history of beer
  • Monsters! : The origin of mythological creatures from human psyches
  • Cannibalism: Myth & Reality
  • Race: Are We So Different?
  • Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth - explores the now vanished culture
  • Ancient Egypt.

There is also an actual C3PO from Star Wars. And you should totally climb the tower for the views.

San Diego Museum Of Man Information

  • Your tower ticket is time specific. Be there 10 minutes before.

San Diego Museum Of Man Ticket Prices

  • Adult (18+: $13.00
  • Senior (62+); Military (active/retired): $10
  • Student/Youth: $8
  • Child (3-12): $6
  • Free for under 3

Additional charges apply for Cannibals or Tower Tour or for a Combination of both. The full combo general admission is $25

How To reach San Diego Museum Of Man by Public Transport

  • Bus 3, 120 stop 5th Av & Laurel St.
  • Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl.
  • Drive to here.

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  • My wife and I found this to be one of the most intense and enjoyable experiences of our stay in San Diego. In the presentation about "Race" there was a picture that will stick with me for the rest of my life. "I am just a little boy and nobody likes me." It is an amazing museum with plenty of wonderful exhibits that will enlighten and amaze visitors of ALL ages. Steven Gaffney Lincoln City, Oregon

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  • I was certainly expecting more... the exhibits are just okay. The place is really small (2 floors + tower). You have to book for the tower’s tour. The building’s architecture is stunning and some details are just beautiful. The staff was always friendly and helpful.

  • The architecture of this building was stunning. The tower really attracts attention from any distance or angle. The museum itself was...okay. Most of the exhibits were quite dull to me, but they did have a few interesting pieces here and there. This museum was included in the Explorer pass, but if I had to do it all again, I'd probably skip this one. There are plenty of 5 star reviews for this location, so I'd still say it's worth checking out if you've never been here before.

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  • Cool and intricate artifacts of real mummies in the museum. I love that fact that they have various exhibits showcasing different ideas/ interest. I especially love the dream weaver concept in the monster exhibit which visitors get to write down their fears or monsters and attach it into the dream catcher to symbolically take away those fears/ monsters.

  • Cool and intricate artifacts of real mummies in the museum. I love that fact that they have various exhibits showcasing different ideas/ interest. I especially love the dream weaver concept in the monster exhibit which visitors get to write down their fears or monsters and attach it into the dream catcher to symbolically take away those fears/ monsters.

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