Museum of Us

Specializing in cultural anthropology, the Museum of Us explores the human experience from multicultural perspectives to spark dialogue, self-reflection, and human connections. During your visit, you’ll explore a variety of unique, interactive exhibits that cover a vast range of human history and culture.  

Formerly known as the San Diego Museum of Man, the Museum of Us is a new identity for a 100-plus-year-old institution, beloved by generations of San Diegans and tourists alike. Located here in Balboa Park, on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay people, our mission is “inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience.” We do that by sharing alternative narratives that challenge peoples’ assumptions and help them see the world from different perspectives.

Whether it’s showing how the power of secrets can make us feel less alone, to helping visitors better understand the science, history, and experience of race in our country; our exhibits and programs present diverse stories that help define all of us.

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At the San Diego Museum of Us, you can explore unique and interactive exhibits, including Living with Animals, Cannibals: Myth & Reality, BEERology, Race: Are We So Different?, Monsters!, and more. There’s always something new and fun to explore!

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  • The Museum of Us is committed to sustainable operations and maintenance lending to the achievement of LEED Gold certification.

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