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San Diego Museum of Man

The San Diego Museum of Man is a world-class museum specializing in cultural anthropology. At its heart, it’s a grand repository of the things all humans have in common. In it, visitors explore how we think, how we live, and how we connect. It covers a huge range of human history and culture, offering topics for kids and adults alike, including beer history, monsters, cannibalism, race, evolution, the Maya, the Kumeyaay, ancient Egypt, tours of the California Tower, and more. The Museum is loaded with things you’ll never see anywhere else!

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Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(619) 239-2001
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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.

Visit the galleries of the Museum of Man and encounter objects, artifacts, and art installations that represent the cultural traditions of people from all over the world and across time. Enjoy performances on Saturday of Kumeyaay Birdsongs, the creation of a collaborative art sculpture, and other special activities underneath the museum’s grand dome. 

The California Tower Tours and our Special Exhibition, Cannibals, will NOT be open during December Nights Free Admission 5-9pm.  Tower Tours and Cannibals will be open during our normal operations 10am-4:00pm both days.

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

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