Mission, Vision, and Values

Inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience.

To be San Diego’s dynamic place to go to learn about each other, reflect on our place in the world, and build a better community.

At all times, we strive to be:

  • Adventurous
    We try new things, push boundaries, and are fearless.
  • Passionate
    We love what we do and share our enthusiasm with others.
  • Engaging
    We inspire our visitors to actively participate in the museum and we have fun doing it.
  • Disciplined
    We strategically evaluate everything we do for alignment with our mission, vision, and values.
  • Open
    We create an inclusive environment and welcome respectful discourse.
  • Accountable
    We all share equal responsibility for SDMoM’s success.

The San Diego Museum of Man is a proud member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 26 arts, science, and cultural institutions in San Diego’s Balboa Park.