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New Children’s Museum

This interactive children’s museum offers interactive art meant for kids. Installations are designed by artists, so tykes can learn principles of movement and physics while simultaneously being exposed to art and wo…
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California Surf Museum

It's easy to spend an hour in this heartfelt museum of surf artifacts, from a timeline of surfing history to surf-themed art and a radical collection of boards, including the one chomped by a shark when it ate the a…
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Maritime Museum

This museum is easy to find: look for the 100ft-high masts of the iron-hulled square-rigger Star of India. Built on the Isle of Man and launched in 1863, the tall ship plied the England–India trade route, carried im…
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Mingei International Museum

A diverse collection of folk art, costumes, toys, jewelry, utensils and other handmade objects of traditional cultures from around the world, plus changing exhibitions covering beads to surfboards. Check the website…
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USS Midway Museum

The giant aircraft carrier USS Midway was one of the navy’s flagships from 1945 to 1991, last playing a combat role in the First Gulf War. On the flight deck of the hulking vessel, walk right up to some 29 restored …
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Gaslamp Museum & William Heath Davis House

This house, a prefab affair brought from Maine in 1850, contains a small museum with 19th-century furnishings, plus historic newspaper clippings in the basement. From here, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation …
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Balboa Park Museums

Balboa Park is a 1200-acre space with 17 museums and cultural institutions, including key attractions San Diego History Center, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, San…
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San Diego Museum of Man

This is the county's only anthropological museum, with exhibits spanning ancient Egypt, the Mayans and local indigenous Kumeyaay people as well as human evolution and the human life cycle. Recent temporary exhibits …
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San Diego Museum of Art

The SDMA is the city’s largest art museum. The permanent collection has works by a number of European masters from the renaissance to the modernist eras (though no renowned pieces), American landscape paintings and …
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Junípero Serra Museum

Located at one of the most important sites in the city, the Junípero Serra Museum stands atop Presidio Hill, the place where California first began. In 1769, the first mission, known as the Mission San Diego de Alca…