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Gold Rush

California Gold!

It is in our human nature to have an obsession with GOLD. The value we have put on it captivates, motivates and drives people to do incredible things.

Take a step back in time and experience what life was like for many individuals who risked everything to try and make it rich quick once the news spread that gold was found and how the lure of gold changed and shaped California.

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Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Mar 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Price

$9-$17

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Art Alive

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017

Spring in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive 2017 celebrates it's 36th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. This year marks the return of three-time Rotunda Designer Carlos Franco of Green Fresh Florals who will use his spectacular inventiveness to transform the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda into a botanical masterpiece.

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Gales of Color

Feb 26 - Apr 1, 2017

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents "Gales of Color", an art exhibition juried by award-winning artist, John Swink.

Opening Reception

The Opening Reception is Friday March 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with 95-100 original ready-to-hang paintings for sale, plus wine, food and the fellowship of other art enthusiasts.

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The News in San Diego and San Diego in the News

Jan 26 - Mar 31, 2017

The exhibition features a variety of newspapers from the Museum's collection. The papers span from a facsimile of the first newspaper published in San Diego in 1851 to papers from the 1920s. The papers cover important events that happened in San Diego and events that impacted the world as they were reported in San Diego newspapers. From the sinking of the Titanic to a list of letters left in the post office in 1851, the newspaper collection gives a unique glimpse into the everyday workings of San Diego's past.

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Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride

Dec 8, 2016 - ongoing

Combining science, art, and technology - along with hands-on learning for young aquarium guests - Expedition at Sea will provide a new lens through which visitors of all ages can connect with the global research activities of Scripps Oceanography scientists.

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Art Alive

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
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Gales of Color

Feb 26 - Apr 1, 2017
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The News in San Diego and San Diego in the News

Jan 26 - Mar 31, 2017
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Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride

Dec 8, 2016 - ongoing
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