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San Diego Museum of Man

1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1616
+1 619-239-2001
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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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1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1616
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited the Museum of Man specifically because of an event advertised on their website (a police dog demonstration in conjunction with a current exhibit). The event was cancelled, but with no signs up, nor any notification on the website. We were...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. I highly recommend climbing to the top of the tower to see great views of the city. I loved the beer exhibit. The mummy exhibit was super cool!More

Thank salsez
Sarah L, Marketing and Communications Associate at San Diego Museum of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Salsez, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum and the California Tower tour! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason I went to this museum was to ensure to get my money's worth for the San Diego Go Card. But I'm glad I did. The exhibits were very interesting and informative. I particularly found the exhibit on race relations to be engaging...More

1  Thank Intuitive835
Sarah L, Marketing and Communications Associate at San Diego Museum of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Intuitive835, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum and we're so happy you enjoyed our Race: Are We So Different? exhibit! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum had interesting exhibits but felt a little sparse especially for the price. Also, several of the interactive displays did not work. I would not go again.More

Thank Victoria P
Sarah L, Marketing and Communications Associate at San Diego Museum of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Victoria, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Please accept our sincere apologies for the exhibit shortcomings during your visit to the Museum. We take your feedback seriously and will be sharing your comments with our staff so we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This traditional museum in architecture and cabinet of curiousity cases has touches of the modern. Currently, both the Monster and Beer exhibits are well worth seeing as they both give a historical and/or global context to these 2 topics. However, other parts of the museum...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Sarah L, Marketing and Communications Associate at San Diego Museum of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GlobalGypsy_13, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If you have any questions in...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We came to the Museum of Man because we were interested in climbing the tower, and you can only access it through the museum building. We were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits we found inside - the one on race was particularly interesting. It talked...More

Thank volcanogirl
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Dear Volcanogirl, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If you have any questions in...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the museum. It had a monster section for kids where kids could play. On the first floor there were huge Mayan stone carvings and the tools they used to do the carvings with. Upstairs or take elevator was about Race and the mans ancestors...More

Thank snookie57
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Dear Snookie57, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If you have any questions in...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

When we were here, there was a special exhibit on the history and meaning of cannibalism. It included informative text, videos, artifacts, and some whimsy. Some staples of this museum are the exhibits on the ancient Maya culture, ancient Egypt, and human evolution, as well...More

Thank Rosemary W
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

Dear Rosemary, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If you have any questions in...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Balboa Park itself is stunning and quite a testament to the vision of the early founders and developers of San Diego. This particular building and tower, with the chimes and detail is spectacular. Do not miss this.More

Thank R D
Management response:Responded 9 June 2017

Dear R D, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum and its architecture! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If you...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

The museum of man is ok, but the tower tour is amazing. It is an extra ticket in addition to the museum entry but so worth it. Although there are a lot of steps, the guide stops at each level to explain things, so you...More

Thank poem19girl
Management response:Responded 2 June 2017

Dear Poem19girl, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Museum! We appreciate the time you took to share your experience and we look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We hope to welcome you back soon! If you have any questions in...More

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robert c
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Hi--well good news and bad news. Museums are free to resident's on Tuesdays, but the cannibal exhibit is extra charge even on free days. Good luck!
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