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We found great results, but some are outside Carlsbad. Showing results in neighboring cities.
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The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
#1 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
This was a place we just stumbled upon as the result of a search of visiting Carlsbad, and we've often found that the small local museums are often charming and present an interesting history of the area.
One of the Best Museums Anywhere
Museum of Making Music
#2 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
Tracing the development of American musical instruments and styles through the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating, interactive museum offers a unique take on popular culture.
The very friendly staff and guidance with interisting stories about bands, instruments and muscial history was an outstanding museum experience.
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California Surf Museum Oceanside 3.3 mi away
#2 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
This, by far, surpassed the couple of other surf museums we have visited.
Turned out to be a very interesting museum with a special exhibit on China Beach and surfing in the Vietnam War; also long boards, surfing culture and nice gifts to purchase.
GIA Museum
#3 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
I has a fantastic time touring the museum, the docent was extremely knowledgeable and spoke clearly so that everyone could understand her through their headsets.
On the tour of this facility you see a museum of rare jewelry and displays of large Gems and Stones.
Mission San Luis Rey Oceanside 4.7 mi away
#1 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
... but also a very active educational program for school children, an active and historical cemetery, a quiet retreat area and an active Catholic church (and yes, a Museum well worth the modest admission price).
It's history is entwined with the political history of southern California, well explained and illustrated in the on-site museum.
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Oceanside Museum of Art Oceanside 3.2 mi away
#3 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
Small regional museums are often watered down versions of larger ,useums, but the OMA takes excellent advantage of the opportunity to showcase exhibits with local ties.
The building itself housing the Museum is a restored portion of Old City Hall and located right next to Historic Fire Station # 1. Architect Frederic Fisher's addition of the glass front porch is simply magnificen...
Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Gallery
#4 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center
#5 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
Clever Element
#6 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
Artist Alley Oceanside Oceanside 3.2 mi away
#6 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
Handled Pottery Studio
#7 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
Muramid Mural Museum Oceanside 3.2 mi away
#7 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
Heritage Park Village Museum Oceanside 4.9 mi away
#4 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
North County Model Railroad Society Oceanside 5.0 mi away
#5 of 7 Museums in Oceanside
The Mechanized Museum Camp Pendleton 5.1 mi away
#1 of 1 Museums in Camp Pendleton
Art Beat on Main Street Vista 6.2 mi away
#2 of 4 Museums in Vista
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Vista 6.6 mi away
#1 of 4 Museums in Vista
The museum is located on many acres of land and there are hundreds of antique tractors and other items to see.
We recently visited the FANTASTIC rural museum for their Museum Day.
Seacoast Gallery
#8 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad
Spirits in Stone Gallery
#9 of 9 Museums in Carlsbad