Join us for a uniquely-San Diego experience on a California Tower tour! Visitors are once again able to tour the California Tower, one of San Diego’s most iconic historic landmarks. Make the...
From monsters and beer history to the power of secrets, to our relationships with animals and the truth about cannibalism – there’s something for everyone at the San Diego Museum of Man! We are a cultural anthropology Museum that explores the human experience from multicultural perspectives to spark dialogue, self-reflection, and human connections. During your visit, you’ll explore a variety of unique, interactive exhibits that cover a vast range of human history and culture.
The California Tower Seismic Retrofit Project
The Tower will be temporarily closed to the public beginning February 2019 when the City of San Diego commences a seismic retrofit of the historic structure.
The seismic retrofit is being funded by the City of San Diego and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The project construction will be managed by the City of San Diego and is anticipated to last seven to ten months. The improvements will upgrade the Tower's seismic capabilities based on the latest seismic building codes, which will help fortify the Tower against potential earthquake damage, preserving the iconic San Diego landmark and enhancing the safety of Museum visitors, staff, and the general public.
The Museum and many of its exhibits, including Cannibals: Myth & Reality and PostSecret, will remain open to the public throughout the seismic retrofit during regular hours of operation. The ticket price for general admission will remain the same, but as an added bonus, the special up-charged Cannibals: Myth & Reality exhibit will be included in that price for free during construction.
At the completion of the seismic retrofit, the Museum will resume regular public tours of the California Tower.
For more information about the California Tower seismic retrofit, please visit our website.
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