San Diego Museum Of Man

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: Museum, Family And Kids

San Diego Museum Of Man - Review

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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  • San Diego Museum Of Man Address: 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
  • San Diego Museum Of Man Contact Number: +1-6192392001
  • San Diego Museum Of Man Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • San Diego Museum Of Man Price: 25 USD
  • Best time to visit San Diego Museum Of Man(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Diego Museum Of Man: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 1.89% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Museum Of Man in their plan

  • 52.41% of people start their San Diego Museum Of Man visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Diego Museum Of Man

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People normally club together Shell Beach and Salk Institute For Biological Studies while planning their visit to San Diego Museum Of Man.

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  • I have been going to this museum since I was a girl. I always loved the evolution of man exhibits. I recently brought my children and was shocked to learn that the history of how human beings began and how they evolved is now gone. I can’t believe they have taken away the very root of how we began. In this day an age we need to reflect a bit on how we got to where we are, how resilient human nature is. Instead they have an exhibit on monsters and history of making beer. Very disappointed! Don’t bother!

  • Interesting experience. I really enjoyed the written secrets area! I read most of them. Was very funny, and at times sad. Made me feel closer to people. Enlightening.

  • This museum was a must just based off the name. But when I arrived I was truly impressed by the buildings design. Once inside you learn some very interesting facts about humans throughout the ages. Additionally the museum has some truly interesting sociological facts. The watch tower unfortunately is an additional ten dollars, so that was a bit disappointing.

  • I love this museum!! This museum had a lot of interactive sections especially the "PostSecret" art exhibition which I recommend that you go to see and complete the project there while you have the chance. There were a lot of others, but you have to and see for your self!

  • I expected to see the evolution of man and saw nothing of the sort. Very strange. Not sure why it is called the museum of man because there was things about monsters and peoples secrets? Definitely will not return

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