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“One of my favorite museums and the coolest architecture in San Diego”

San Diego Museum of Man
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Ranked #82 of 445 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Enough said in my title. This building says San Diego to me. It is awesome that you fly right over it when landing at the airport. It is also the finish to the AFC half marathon and the museum is awesome.

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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Lots if interesting displays. Mummies and evolution. Native peoples around the world. Get the 14 museim special ticket to save a lot if money. Did 2 museums today. More tomorrows

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Reviewed September 11, 2011

This museum is ok, but very dull in some departments. The ancient Egypt exhibit was downright awful. There were barely any authentic Egyptian mummies and it seems like the took the worst of the sarchophagouses for display (pardon my spelling) However, the early humans exhibit was pretty good! But that still doesn't make up for the other dull exhibits, making the San Diego Museum of man no more than average.

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

The Museum of Man was a pretty interesting museum. If you´re into science or the evolution of man as a species, then you´ll definitely find the place educational and intriguing. A good place for kids as well because the exhibits are well done and evoke a lot of artistic qualities that bring them to life. Educational and fun for some, not the grandest museum but pretty cool.

Thank GregStone
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

We went to this museum specifically to see the exhibit on the history of board games. The exhibit was a lot smaller and less detailed than I'd imagined, but it was still very interesting and I was glad I went. Lots of examples of games from long ago, a game board painted on the floor so you can move along & learn interesting facts, and even a small seating area with tables & board games to play!

The building is gorgeous and almost worth a visit on its own. I also saw the Mayan exhibit which was interesting. Nice gift shop.

Thank katsongs
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