San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego

3.3
#11 of 44 in Museums in San Diego
Transform your mind through great exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Man!

—"BEERology" features thousands of years of beer history from around the world, including cool artifacts like a solid-gold cup of an Incan king.

—"Monsters!" is a fun exhibit for families that explores how we turn our fears into creatures of myth and legend. After the monsters, have fun in our kid-centered "Adventure Kids in Egypt" exhibit.

— "Race: Are We So Different?" explains in clear, helpful language the origins of race and racism, and helps us understand how to deal with them in productive, enlightening ways.

— Climb the California Tower! For the first time in 80 years, see the view from San Diego's most iconic landmark.

— Discover the truth behind the Ancient Maya and see pieces of a sophisticated and complex culture.

— See real mummies from Egypt, Mexico, and Peru, as well as Ancient Egyptian artifacts from the hoards of pharaohs and their people.

—Plus tons more, including the Kumeyaay people, human and primate evolution, an actual C-3PO from Star Wars, and our startling "Time Tunnel" which puts all of human history into perspective.
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  • First and foremost start with the fact that the building is built to represent a Spanish Church that was meant to glorify God and bring Christianity to the new world and they have made it a shrine to ...  more »
  • had done some research on the museum and have to admit we were disappointed. Some exhibits were closed down as construction was going on but even those that were open left something to be desired. We ...  more »
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  • Amazing exhibits! Good for kids and adults. The Secrets exhibit was particularly interesting. Emotional, funny, ironic, and a honest look into the raw emotions, SECRETS, of everyone around us. Well done! All exhibits were great about blending visual displays and illuminating descriptions for a multitude of topics: race, origins, beer, the role of animals in society, ancient Egyptian culture, monsters, more... really great. Definitely a must-see in Balboa Park.
  • Loved this museum. It was not crowded, I felt like I could take my time at each exhibit and really read and understand the different sets. I would suggest it even to people who think they dont like museums. There is also a section for kids so the little ones will not be bored. I quite enjoyed the monster exhibit.
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