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San Diego Museum of Man

Located beneath the ornate 200-foot California Tower, the San Diego Museum of Man is the city’s only museum devoted to anthropology. With its Spanish colonial and mission style architecture, the landmark building was originally constructed for the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition. Today, a key focus of the museum is to create and display dynamic and educational anthropological exhibits about people and places throughout the Americas and around the world.

Climb the California Tower! For the first time since 1935 the California Tower is open for public tours! http://museumofman.org/california-tower/

Hours
Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact
(619) 239-2001
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:00am
BEERology
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Monsters!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Monsters!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
BEERology
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Monsters!

Take a giant step back into the intrigue and mystery of Egypt in the Children’s Discovery Center, where children can enjoy hands-on exploration of this fascinating ancient culture.

Complementing the diverse exhibitions, the Museum of Man's Museum Store features fine Egyptian jewelry and sculptures, Mata Ortiz pottery from Mexico, and an extensive selection of handmade Native American jewelry and pottery. Also offered are whimsical Mexican folk art, a wide array of Dia de los Muertos merchandise, delightfully carved animals from Oaxaca, Mexico, Guatemalan clothing, and Zuni fetishes. The children's section includes craft kits, beautifully illustrated books of Native American legends, as well as musical instruments from around the world, such as ocarinas, panpipes, and reed flutes. 

The Museum galleries are open for discovery. Visit the Maya, Egypt, and Kumeyaay collections, explore Footsteps through Time and Race: Are We So Different, along with interactive exhibits on Monsters! and Beer. 

Spread peace and healing by adding to the communal Peace Tree in the rotunda. The Naka Shin intertribal organization will be performing traditional singing and dancing on the west side of the building (Fri. 5-8pm; Sat. 4-8pm)

Instruments of Torture and the California Tower will be closed during December Nights, but open during the day for regular admission. 

San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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