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San Diego Museum of Man

  • 1350 El Prado Map It
  • Balboa Park

Updated 10/23/2014

Fodor's Review

If the facade of this building—the landmark California Building—looks familiar, it's because filmmaker Orson Welles used it and its dramatic tower as the principal features of the Xanadu estate in his 1941 classic, Citizen Kane. Inside, exhibits at this highly respected anthropological museum focus on Southwestern, Mexican, and South American cultures. Carved monuments from the Mayan city of Quirigua in Guatemala, cast from the originals in 1914, are particularly

impressive. Exhibits might include examples of intricate beadwork from across the Americas, the history of Egyptian mummies, or the lifestyles of the Kumeyaay peoples, Native Americans who live in the San Diego area. Especially cool is the redesigned Adventure Kids in Egypt exhibit, where kids follow archaeologists as they discover Ancient Egypt.

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Sight Information

Address:

California Bldg., 1350 El Prado, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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Phone:

619-239–2001

Sight Details:

  • $12.50
  • Daily 10–5; until 7:30 pm Thurs.–Sat. Memorial Day–Labor Day

Updated 10/23/2014

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