Timken Museum of Art
Don’t skip the Timken, home of the Putnam collection, a small but impressive group of paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Rubens,...
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Your (inner) four-year-old boy will love this railroad museum, one of the largest in the world. One of the largest indoor railroad...
Museum of Photographic Arts
Some 7000 photos make up its permanent collection, tracing the history of photography, and the museum offers special exhibits from...
San Diego Junior Theatre
In one of San Diego’s most beautiful dining rooms, feast on Cal-eclectic cooking by one of San Diego’s most renowned chefs: bakery...
Botanical Building information
Lonely Planet review
The Botanical Building looks lovely from El Prado, where you can see it reflected in the large lily pond that was used for hydrotherapy in WWII when the navy took over the park. The building’s central dome and two wings are covered with redwood lathes, which let filtered sunlight into the collection of tropical plants and ferns. The planting changes every season; in December there’s a particularly beautiful poinsettia display.