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San Diego Museum of Man

Transform your mind through great exhibits!

From monsters and beer history to California Tower tours, 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 multi-cultural 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.

Neighborhood: Downtown

1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 239-2001
mail@museumofman.org

Hours

Open Daily: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Events to check out

Event

Living with Animals

San Diego Museum of Man
Jan 23, 2018 - ongoing

Whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest, or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex to say the least. Take a journey with us and...

Event

PostSecret

San Diego Museum of Man
Dec 18, 2018 - ongoing

For over a decade, millions of people all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, PostSecret. Each postcard submission is a...

Event

Paint Your Pet

San Diego Museum of Man
Feb 2, 2019

Calling all pet lovers! Paint a one-of-a-kind portrait of your beloved pet with the assistance of local artist Paul Naylor. We’ll have all the supplies for you, all you need is a photo of your...

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Yoga in the Rotunda

San Diego Museum of Man
Feb 9, 2019

Take some time for yourself and relax with our teacher-led morning yoga class with Yoga One. Tickets are only $5 for Museum Members / $10 for E-Club Members and can be purchased online or at the door.

Event

Cats That Serve

San Diego Museum of Man
Feb 16, 2019

Therapy animals come in all shapes and sizes, including cats! Learn about the life-changing support and comfort these feline friends provide to those in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools....

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A Bee's Life

San Diego Museum of Man
Feb 19, 2019

Buzzzzzz! Learn more about the lives of bees, the importance of their conservation, and even how they make delicious honey.

What To Know:

  • A popular starting point for exploring Balboa Park
  • Our beautiful building is a San Diego landmark
  • More than 30,000 square feet of exhibits
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and February 27
  • Download our Museum Mobile Tour to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience

Don't Miss:

  • Explore how secrets connect us all in the PostSecret exhibit
  • Guided tours of the California Tower - San Diego's most iconic landmark
  • Discover all the surprising, unique, & inspiring ways that we live with animals
  • You'll discover that cannibals aren't who you think they are
  • Learn about the origins of race and racism and have enlightening discussions

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly

What To Know:

  • A popular starting point for exploring Balboa Park
  • Our beautiful building is a San Diego landmark
  • More than 30,000 square feet of exhibits
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and February 27
  • Download our Museum Mobile Tour to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience

Don't Miss:

  • Explore how secrets connect us all in the PostSecret exhibit
  • Guided tours of the California Tower - San Diego's most iconic landmark
  • Discover all the surprising, unique, & inspiring ways that we live with animals
  • You'll discover that cannibals aren't who you think they are
  • Learn about the origins of race and racism and have enlightening discussions

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior

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