San Diego Museum Of Man

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  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for San Diego Museum Of Man

  • 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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  • 0.59% of people who visit San Diego include San Diego Museum Of Man in their plan

  • 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

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Diego Museum Of Man

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

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San Diego Museum Of Man, San Diego Reviews

  • The best part about this museum is the building and the tower- I do love how much information they are able to pack in such a relatively small place; what is neat is that they make the information really easy to understand for all age groups and backgrounds. I really enjoyed learning about a variety of topics. They have several interactive displays too. I didn’t like how expensive it was for the amount of info and exhibits it has. I understand museums struggle with funding so I was ok paying for the entrance but it is a bit steep. I recommend researching to see if they have free days or discounted pricing.

  • An original structure from the 1915-16 Panama California Exposition, the Museum of Man with its California Tower offers guests some great exhibits. The Mayan stellae, though plaster reproductions, instill a sense of awe for the work put into the originals. Inquire about the Tower Tour!

  • The museum is fantastic. There is always something new and interactive. The people who work there are passionate and its really inexpensive. What's NOT to like?

  • It's so interesting and really made you think about certain topics in a different perspective. They also featured mummies, talked about race and had people send anonymous confessions. I enjoyed reading people's secrets.

  • I would rate this museum 5 stars if it were advertised as a children's museum more prominently. I think the interactive exhibits are perfect for kids and families, but there is not much novelty for adults here compared to other museums. The beer and monster exhibits were enjoyable, as was the race history and sociology/ anthropology section. I can't complain much, I would just say I don't feel compelled to visit again.

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