San Diego Museum of Man

San Diego Museum of Man information

San Diego , USA
Plaza de California, 1350 El Prado
+1 619 239 2001
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adult/teen/child $12.50/8/6
Opening hours
10am-5pm, to 8:30pm late May–early Sep
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This is the county's only anthropological museum, with exhibits spanning ancient Egypt, the Mayans and local indigenous Kumeyaay people, human evolution and the human life cycle. Recent temporary exhibits have covered everything from women's empowerment to beer. The basket and pottery collections are especially fine. The museum shop sells handicrafts from Central America and elsewhere.

It sits just north of where El Prado passes under an archway , which marked the main entrance for the 1915–16 exposition. Figures on either side of the arch represent the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, while the arch itself symbolizes the Panama Canal.