Museum Renaming Process

The San Diego Museum of Man is in the beginning stages of renaming the institution. Our current name served us for 70 years, and now it is time to select a new name that better reflects our values of inclusivity, equity, and love; better describes all the people we serve and the stories we want to tell; and fully embodies our mission of inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience.

As the Museum moves forward in the process of selecting a new name, it is committed to an inclusive process that engages our stakeholders, including our visitors and community members, to collect their feedback on the names it is considering.

The Museum plans to launch its new name in spring 2020.


Our community feedback survey is now closed. Thank you to all of our patrons and community members for providing us with their feedback!

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Read our press release on the name change here.