San Diego Museum Of Man46 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192392001
- Ticket Price: 25 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums
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 Travel Tips
- Your tower ticket is time specific. Be there 10 minutes before.
Entrance Ticket Details For San Diego Museum Of Man
- 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
- Bus 3, 120 stop 5th Av & Laurel St.
- Bus 7 stop Park Bl & Village Pl.
- Drive to here.
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0.54% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Museum Of Man in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
64.29% of people start their San Diego Museum Of Man visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Diego Museum Of Man
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San Diego Museum Of Man Reviews & Ratings
Cozy museum, great parking, nice trails, overall great place to simply talk and breathe in some good air. The coffee shops makes this place a plus also. They had a few good pieces here as well as a lot of literature to take in. This is good casual place to visit maybe after a meal or any ceremony.
If you're in Balboa park, this museum is probably worth checking out for a bit. The exhibits themselves are a bit of a hit or miss at times. Despite anthropology being a wildly interesting subject, I would myself at times questioning why certain exhibits were there, and definitely left with the impression that this wasn't entirely worth my time. The Maya section is fascinating, and the recent Cannibalism exhibit is interesting, but at times frustratingly vague and thin on details. Kids might enjoy this, while hardcore history buffs might not.
Spent a long time here. Every exhibit was great. Especially enjoyed the Post Card Secret exhibit. I have visited this museum many time through the years and never been disappointed.
Located in one of the most stunning buildings in Balboa Park, this anthropological museum hosts diverse exhibits from ancient Egyptian mummies to artifacts from the original peoples of San Diego, the Kumeyaay American Indians. More recently, the museum includes exhibits on human ecology and evolution and contains many remains of early humanoids. The California Tower, one of the tallest points in Balboa Park and part of the museum, has a must-see view of the city from the top.
Very nice museum, and very easy to navigate. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was construction going on at the time of our visit, but that did not make much of a difference to our experience. I loved a few of the exhibits, and the rest were interesting. Some of them are geared towards children. My favorite museum of the day.