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San Diego Museum of Man

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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...more
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1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1616
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Again, pay the extra money and go see this. Quite interesting and fascinating. Take comfortable shoes to do these art venues as the park is huge

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Engaging and easy on the eyes. Helpful. Lots of interesting sights and sounds...you got to do it just once!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TallahasseeDavido
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful, but the exhibits were odd and random. They offer tower tours, which we would have like to have done, but were all sold out for the day.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beth ann k
SamanthaA2339, Digital Content Associate at San Diego Museum of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How incredibly disappointing that the museum admission staff couldn't find a way to make this museum accessible financially for our group of 13 who traveled from New York and Minnesota and Australia. The snarky "Maybe next time you should plan ahead (for group rates)," from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marla S
SamanthaA2339, Digital Content Associate at San Diego Museum of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For about $25/pp we walked through this museum. Strange list of exhibits (history of beer, animals in the home, Egyptian mummies, etc). The best exhibits were the one about Race, and the Secrets one. Those were interesting. Spend the extra $6 and do the Cannibal...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum has some eclectic collections like mummies, indigenous southern Californians and cannibalism. Cannibal exhibit costs extra. There's also a separate charge to go up in the tower, which I didn’t do. Fun place for a short visit. I only spent about an hour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LoriP920
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We had a nice visit and enjoyed it all even though we had been there many times. The building is marvelous, so just relax, take your time, and appreciate the collections.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 23 October 2018

this was a very interesting museum. I especially liked the display on race. really eye-opening. overall excellent

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nannyca
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Recently visited Balboa Park and noticed advertisements for the Museum of Man's Cannibal exhibit so I decided to check it out. This was my first visit to the park and the museum so the excitement was there already. The cannibal exhibit was fascinating with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brandon E
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Interactive museum that is great fun for all ages. Variety of exhibits that offer various engaging elements.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa F
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RobertCh
20 December 2016|
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Response from MarkP684 | 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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