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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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2015 San Diego Museum of Man Annual Report

Last year was a fantastic year for the Museum! Not only did we see a 25% increase in visitors (to more than 225,000), but of those more than 33,000 also climbed the newly opened California Tower. Find out more about 2015 at the Museum in the full annual report....

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Farewell to a Huge Friend

It's time to say goodbye to someone who has been a big friend to our visitors since 2003. A big, BIG friend. In preparation for extending our Race exhibit down the western side of our second floor in the rotunda, we're taking our Gigantopithecus off exhibit in the...

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A Museum Volunteer’s Look at New Exhibit Workshops

With the news of 2016 presidential candidates’ stances on minority immigrants, and with recent conversations about the #OscarsSoWhite Academy Awards controversy, the introduction of two new immersive workshops in Race: Are We So Different? could not be timelier. As a...

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How would you like to be a part of an exhibit?

How would you like to have a cast made of your face? A face cast is a mold that can then be used to make lifelike busts or heads. Artist Kate Clark is working on a new exhibit for the Museum which will respond to face casts used to make busts for the race exhibit that...

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