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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.
The California Tower Seismic Retrofit Project
The Tower will be temporarily closed to the public beginning January 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 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., daily. Additionally, discounted tickets for Museum general admission will be available both online and at the door 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.
We hope you'll join us for a California Tower tour before the temporary closure in January 2019. Tickets are available both online and at the Museum lobby. We hope to see you soon!
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