San Diego Museum of Man

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San Diego's only anthropological museum is home to 70,000 artifacts, folk art and archaeological finds from all over the world. With mummies and ancient carved monuments, the treasures inside San Diego Museum of Man are abundant, but the building itself is also a San Diego treasure and city symbol. The California Building with its tile-capped tower was designed in 1915 by Bertram G. Goodhue and reflects a whimsical "California Mission" style of architecture. Exhibits inside explore the culture and lives of ancient civilizations of the Inuits, the Mapuche, and the Mayans, among others.

Location:  1350 El Prado, Balboa Park

Business hours:  Mo-Su 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fr-Su 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.