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Address: 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1616
Phone Number: +1 619-239-2001
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The San Diego Museum of Man is your museum! Join the hundreds of thousands...

The San Diego Museum of Man is your museum! Join the hundreds of thousands of people each year who come to see its exhibits on beer, monsters, torture, race, human and primate evolution, and more. You can also experience one of most important ancient Egyptian collections in the United States, which includes authentic Egyptian mummies, an exceptionally rare child sarcophagus, and one of the world's few surviving examples of Nefertiti's cartouche. Also, for the first time in 80 years, we are now offering guided tours of the California Tower - one of San Diego's most iconic landmarks. Tower tour tickets are timed like theater tickets, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance to secure your desired date and time.

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Come on december night festival for free

That museum locates at the Balboa tower building and climbing the tower is a good experience. This museum is near Carrillo bridge overlooking the park and parts of SanDiego Zoo. I... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That museum locates at the Balboa tower building and climbing the tower is a good experience. This museum is near Carrillo bridge overlooking the park and parts of SanDiego Zoo. I went there for free on December night fest.,need 30 minutes long line waiting. The interior was OK for strolling but it's a bit upset about the Egyptian collection there... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an anthropology museum. This is worth a visit - not just to those who have an interest in mankind - but to everyone in fact. It is located in Balboa Park and is housed in a very beautiful building. The museum has a section on race - and this is something that will be of great interest as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this will blow your mind. A very elaborate and well documented chronology and display from the beginning of time to present. I guarantee that you will learn important facts about man that you never knew before. Fascinating!

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Thank J R R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited there was a great exhibit on cannibalism, which was really engaging and an Egyptian one too. Our son really enjoyed the Monster exhibit and being a teacher I am definitely borrowing some ideas to take back to the classroom. The museum is split into two parts divided by the Prado. There is also a kids area which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this venue! It is one of the most hidden treasures for weddings and other events in San Diego. Frances Chapel is one of the most beautiful chapels I have ever had the pleasure of stepping foot in. There is a wonderful dressing room for the bride to getting ready in along with your bridesmaid's. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

enjoyed the permanent exhibits ... thought provoking aspects. we enjoyed the temporary exhibit on cannibalism..was actually very interesting and offered more info than I expected. had a great tour guide to take us up the tower, so that was nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The tour of the tower was very well done. We went up one floor at a time, stopping at each to learn more about the history of Balboa Park and the tower. There was ample time at the top for admiring the views in all directions and our guide was willing to take photos of the participants. He was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice museum, best thing is to climb the Tower, beautiful views of San Diego , of course you can spend weeks to explore Balboa Park and all the museums but Museum of man is one that you visit for sure.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This "museum" resembled more of a children's' discovery center. There is so much for the young mind to learn about evolution of man, their culture, or different ethnicity. Not quite sure how the "beerology" exhibit fit into this museum although I found it interesting. Lots of students - can be noisy and crowded. Basic adult admission was $13/person - additional... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We bought a local pass that allowed us to visit most of the museums in Balboa Park and had looked forward to visiting the Museum of Man--loved the outside of the building with its iconic and newly refurbished tower, but when we went inside found the exhibits not very well organized, not very thorough and not impressive. Of the museums... More 

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