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USS Midway Museum
#1 of 79 Museums in San Diego
In addition to all the small museums, there are interactive things for the kids, things to climb on that are a gas (even for adults), restaurants, fun tourist stuff, great views from the flight deck, all kinds of...
... stationed throughout the ship describing their role as well as what life was like aboard the ship, which made everything feel a lot more "real" (as opposed to just reading everything like you do in most museums).
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Old Town Model Railroad Depot
#2 of 79 Museums in San Diego
In the past I have visited other model train museums (e. g., the large Lionel Museum that used to be on 23th street in Manhattan, NY.
I have been to several railroad museums and this is my favorite.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
#3 of 79 Museums in San Diego
I'm sure it is one of those museums that you can continue to learn something new every time you visit.
I have been to various maritime museums around the world, and San Diego, is on the top of the list.
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ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
#4 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Or you can stroll through and enjoy watching artists at work in their studios or visit different galleries and museums, such as Visions (textiles), Watercolor Society, New Americans, SD Comic Art Gallery, or Envis...
You can eat well in numerous restaurants, get a culture jolt from many different kinds of small museums and exhibit centers; shop at unusual stores (trendy food markets, handicrafts, comics); learn about the vario...
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Spanish Village Art Center
#5 of 79 Museums in San Diego
While visiting the museums in Balboa Park we decided to go through the Art Village.
Just steps behind the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park this center displays the finest artists in San Diego of all types
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San Diego Model Railroad Museum
#6 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Balboa Park is always amazing, lots of museums to choose from
This is one of the great model railroad museums in the country.
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps La Jolla
#7 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Great for kids, but as an old woman, I had fun and was engaged in so much more than most museums.
Is one of the best in the U.S. As one drives down to the museum one is met by one of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean .
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San Diego Air & Space Museum
#8 of 79 Museums in San Diego
There are many aviation museums - this one is really great with a local bent as San Diego was such an early "comer" to aviation - Remember this has always been an aviation town and still is - the museum reflects t...
The San Diego Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation and space exploration museums in the nation and it has a most impressive collection of aircraft.
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Timken Museum of Art
#9 of 79 Museums in San Diego
We had returned from The Netherlands in September and had been to many of their art museums so we particularly enjoyed the Flemish painters, Peter Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Reubens and Frans Hals.
Privately financed Timkin Museum of Art in Balboa Park is always free (unlike the rest of the park's wonderful museums.)
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San Diego Museum of Art
#10 of 79 Museums in San Diego
It is one of the less-busy museums in the area and makes for a quiet, contemplative sort of place, away from the hustle and bustle of the other museums.
Balboa Park in general is a treasure, and a free docent led tour of this beautiful museum is always a delight.
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Sheriff's Museum
#11 of 79 Museums in San Diego
The museum is across the street from one of the best model railroad museums we have seen.
Having been to several Police Museums in the US, this is by far the best, a lot of fun, lots of photo opps, vehicles, including a helicopter, so much better than the rip offs at Balboa Park.
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
#12 of 79 Museums in San Diego
The inside element of the museum is (compared to some US military museums) quite small - 5 or 6 rooms - but there are some fascinating historical items as well as some nice artwork and trophies and awards from the...
Sometimes museums are just too big - this was perfect.
San Diego Natural History Museum
#13 of 79 Museums in San Diego
We bought the passes that let you go between any 5 of the museums in Balboa Park, which worked out great, but the Natural History Museum was the first stop!
Only one of Balboa Park's great museums.
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla
#14 of 79 Museums in San Diego
A friend of mine, who happens to be an artist herself, was visiting, and so we went to many art museums and galleries in both LA & SD in one week.
The museum is quite manageable in size and overlooks La Jolla Cove, one of the most beautiful views you will ever see!
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Mingei International Museum
#15 of 79 Museums in San Diego
This was my favorite of all of the museums in Balboa Park.
This is one of the great museums of Balboa Park.
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San Diego Automotive Museum
#16 of 79 Museums in San Diego
One of the museums that has a few to get in, but we have the SD Go card so it was covered.
... decision and I see some grumpy recent reviews, but on a recent weekend we had a pass that allowed us and two adult kids to go to 5-6 museums in Balboa Park and we agreed we liked the Automotive Museum the best.
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San Diego Museum of Man
#17 of 79 Museums in San Diego
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.
Only one of the great museums in Balboa Park!
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Fleet Science Center
#18 of 79 Museums in San Diego
We have a membership to our local Science & Technology museum which gives us reciprocal complimentary entrance to 250+ science museums around the country.
We heard praises of this Balboa Park museum,but testing it with our grandsons proved its worth.Starting with the IMAX, Under the Sea, the experience was amazng as the entire wall and ceiling becomes your screen( t...
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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla La Jolla
#19 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Our kids love museums - this was a great treat for them as well.
I have visited many of the attractions and museums in San Diego.
Whaley House Museum
#20 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Before you walk into the Whaley house you must first head over to the Whaley House Museum to purchase your ticket into the Whaley House.
Before you go, look up the history of this home and museum.
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The New Children's Museum
#21 of 79 Museums in San Diego
The designers really thought of kids and this is honestly the best children's museums I have been to compared to Dallas, New York, Chicago.
I brought my 3 year old here during our visit to San Diego and we easily spent a good four hours exploring the fun, creative workshops and installations at the museum.
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Marine Corps Command Museum
#22 of 79 Museums in San Diego
The museum is mostly upstairs and there are so many rooms with replicas, medals, photos and maps detailing various World War I, Word War II, Vietnam War, Korean War and the more recent.
This military museum is highly educational and very interesting!
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
#23 of 79 Museums in San Diego
On Dec. 10 during the afternoon, you could tour the museum, enjoy hot cider and cookies in the garden, and/or participate in or watch the pet parade -- all for free.
Impressive house museum
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Africa and Beyond La Jolla
#24 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Museum quality art gallery
This place has museum-quality items from Africa, all for sale.
Wells Fargo Museum
#25 of 79 Museums in San Diego
It has great shops, restaurants, museums, and a relaxed atmosphere.
This museum offers a unique insight to the history of banking specifically with Wells Fargo.
The Firehouse Museum
#26 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Excellent museum of fire fighting equipment including uniforms, helmets, badges, patches, historical fire memorabilia, wrenches, fire hydrants, antique fire engines and so on.
This is a great museum to learn about the men and women who kept San Diego safe for many years while this station was open.
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Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)
#27 of 79 Museums in San Diego
Close to other excellent museums.
It is easy to overlook this modest-sized museum in glorious Balboa Park, but take an hour or so to stop by and view some outstanding photography.
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Seeley Stables
#28 of 79 Museums in San Diego
This is one of the better museums in Old Town.
It was just a small museum with stagecoaches and stories about the wild west.
Stuart Collection La Jolla
#29 of 79 Museums in San Diego
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
#30 of 79 Museums in San Diego
The SD Chinese History Museum always delights me due to their active and varied calendar.
This museum has 3 separate buildings in the heart of downtown San Diego where it hosts a variety of events.