San Diego Museum of Man

Admission included

From monsters and beer history, to learning about the power of secrets, to our relationships with animals and the truth about cannibalism – there’s something for everyone at the San Diego Museum of Man!

The Museum of Man is a cultural anthropology museum that explores the human experience from multicultural perspectives to spark dialogue, self-reflection, and human connections.

Nestled in the heart of San Diego's historic Balboa Park, the Museum of Man brings together history, anthropology, art, and cultural resources from ancient and contemporary cultures underneath its grand Rotunda, educating visitors of all ages.


Daily, 10:00 am-5:00 pm


Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Getting In

Present your pass at the admissions counter. Included admission does not apply to separately-priced exhibitions and events.


1350 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
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Driving Directions

From east or west: I-163 South, exit University Avenue. Go straight on 6th Avenue, left on Laurel Street (El Prado), cross the bridge and the Museum of Man is the first museum on your left. From the south: I-5 N, exit 6th Avenue, left on Laurel, follow as above. From the north: I-5 S, exit Laurel Street, left on Laurel, follow as above.