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San Diego Museum of Humankind

Dear friends, Today we choose to be known as the San Diego Museum of Humankind in honor of important topics brought to the foreground of national discourse during this election. Anthropologist Ruth Benedict wrote that the purpose of anthropology is to make the world...

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Last Chance to See the Human Lab and Time Tunnel!

Making way for a new exhibit sometimes means having to say farewell to some old favorites. In preparation of installing our next big exhibit, Living with Animals, which opens in March 2017, the Human Lab and Time Tunnel portions of the Footsteps Through Time exhibit...

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My Definition of an Artist

Our Public Engagement Manager, Cathy Lee, explores the meaning of art with Lead Security Officer and artist, Samantha Darling, who is a featured artist at Art Crawl on Thursday, October 20th, from 6-8 p.m. "Are you a history museum or an art museum” is something I...

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Our Support of the Plaza de Panama Project

As you may have heard, the San Diego Museum of Man joined Mayor Kevin Faulconer, our fellow Balboa Park cultural institutions, and dozens of civic and cultural leaders to applaud the renewed efforts to remove cars from the center of our beloved Balboa Park. We are...

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Adults don’t play enough and our event will fix that

On July 28, we'll hold our Summer Games party (a new direction for our Tower After Hours series of events), and packing the building with fun things to do will be Kai Dickens, whose company Playology is all about bringing play back into the lives of adults. "Adults...

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Taking Learning to a New Level with School in the Park

School in the Park (SITP) is a longstanding, innovative program that takes students from nearby Rosa Parks Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson Middle School out of their normal classroom settings and into the museums and cultural institutions of Balboa Park. For a...

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Balboa Park After Dark: Open until 8:30pm 5/28–9/5

Open until 8:30 p.m. May 28 – September 5 With special events all summer long Have you been itching to visit the Museum of Man but just can’t find the time during our regular hours? You’re in luck! Starting Saturday, May 28, the Museum will stay open until 8:30 p.m....

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A Full House for Tacos and Beer!

Last week we had an incredible, sold-out beer tasting celebrating the signature tastes of San Diego—tacos and craft beer—and there was plenty of both to go around! Guests munched on a variety of tacos served fresh by San Diego Taco Company, including carnitas tacos...

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Graffiti Murals Are Museum-Worthy Art

If you’ve visited the Museum lately, you’ve probably noticed some eye-catching new additions to our gallery spaces—two graffiti art murals near our ancient Maya and Egyptian exhibits. They're the product of a partnership with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood...

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Exploring the Public Art Program “Facing Artifacts”

Kate Clark’s Parkeology is a series of public art programs that illuminate the unseen, unheard, and untouched of Balboa Park. As part of that series, Kate recently hosted Facing Artifacts in the Museum's rotunda in which the public were invited to have their faces...

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