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“Fascinating Anthropology Museum”

San Diego Museum of Man
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Ranked #85 of 430 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: The San Diego Museum of Man is your museum! Join the hundreds of thousands of people each year who come to see its exhibits on beer, monsters, torture, race, human and primate evolution, and more. You can also experience one of most important ancient Egyptian collections in the United States, which includes authentic Egyptian mummies, an exceptionally rare child sarcophagus, and one of the world's few surviving examples of Nefertiti's cartouche. Also, for the first time in 80 years, we are now offering guided tours of the California Tower - one of San Diego's most iconic landmarks. Tower tour tickets are timed like theater tickets, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance to secure your desired date and time.
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Oakland, California
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“Fascinating Anthropology Museum”
Reviewed 13 November 2008

The Museum of Man is a wonderful place to learn about who we are and where we came from. It's a LARGE anthropology museum that couldn't have done better at summing up my college degree. I was pleased to find that it covers all four fields of anthropology: Cultural, physical, linguistic, and archaeology. The museum is very colorful and uses models, artifacts, skeletal material, and hands-on activities as learning tools. There were lots of fascinating exhibits, including mummies, skulls that featured all forms of trauma, shrunken heads, and genetics. I'd recommend this museum to anyone who is interested in the origins and diversity of our species.

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“Horrible Museum!”
Reviewed 12 September 2008

Very very small museum with limited collections. So many of the supposed "hands-on" exhibits were broken that we gave up even trying. Need some serious updating! The building itself is beautiful (inside & out), but the museum itself sucks.

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