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San Diego Museum of Man

The San Diego Museum of Man is a cultural and physical anthropology museum. They collect, preserve, interpret, and communicate evidence of human development, creativity, and artistic expression. It's about people.

The Museum of Man is the only anthropology and archaeology museum in San Diego County. The Museum is located in Balboa Park in the historic 1915 California Building with its iconic California Tower.

The Museum has outstanding cultural (ethnographic) collections and physical anthropology collections and features five permanent exhibitions, including:
Ancient Egypt
Kumeyaay: Native Californians
Footsteps Through Time: Four Million Years of Human Evolution
Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
Discover Egypt

They also offer changing special exhibits featuring artifacts from their collections and around the world.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open through 8:30 p.m. in the summer.

Adults (18 and over) - $12.50
Youths (13-17) & College Students with ID - $8.00
Seniors (62+) & Active Military (with ID) - $10.00
Children (3-12) - $6.00
Members & Children under 3 - FREE

Upcoming event at San Diego Museum of Man

Undersea Giants

  • Friday, April 28, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Giant manta rays can grow up to 23 feet and are on the endangered species list. Learn how Mares Mexicanos is working with scientists and locals in Mexico to preserve this ocean giant’s ecosystem Undersea Giants has two, 30-minute discussions at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free for Museum Members or with general admission. To learn more visit our website. About Living with Animals: We encounter animals everywhere in our ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Museum of Man

Undersea GiantsApril 28, 2017

Wonder BirdsApril 29, 2017

Something Wild!April 30, 2017

Yoga In The RotundaMay 13, 2017

Burgers & BrewsMay 18, 2017

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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