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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
May 28 thru Sept. 5, Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact
(619) 239-2001
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:00am
Cannibals: Myth and Reality
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 10:00am
Monsters!
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Cannibals: Myth and Reality
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Monsters!
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 10:00am
Cannibals: Myth and Reality

In Adventure Kids in Egypt, experience what it's like to be a modern archaeologist discovering the remnants of Ancient Egypt, then see real mummies and authentic Ancient Egyptian artifacts. In Monsters!, see beasts familiar and strange, real and imagined, kind-hearted and troublesome, from across the span of human history and culture!  Also visit the Monsters! Clubhouse and settle in on big bean bag chairs to read lots of monster story books and do monster arts and crafts activities. 

Visit our lobby for a selection of exhibit and Museum of Man souvenirs including Cannibals: Myth & Reality, BEERology, Monsters!, and California Tower merchandise.

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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