ARTS AND CULTURE
SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY
A portal into the natural world, this
museum explores evolution, biodiversity
and the planet’s incredible species. Look for
the new permanent exhibit, Extraordinary
Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen
Science, which celebrates the impact of
naturalists past and present.
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
SAN DIEGO AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
The story of aviation unfolds at this
50-year-old museum celebrating flight,
space exploration and technology. Don’t
miss Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator
through January 3, 2017.
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
JUNIPERO SERRA MUSEUM
This Spanish Revival–style building crowns
Presidio Hill, the site of the first European
settlement on the West Coast, and is now
part of the San Diego History Center.
2727 Presidio Drive, San Diego
THE NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Kids love the hands-on, fun-filled exhibits
that encourage play and foster creativity at
this innovative, modern museum that caters
to toddlers, teens and all ages in between.
200 W. Island Ave., downtown
Located on MCAS Miramar, this museum
is dedicated to preserving Marine Corps
aviation history. More than 30 aircraft are on
display, as well as an exhibit honoring women
in the Marines from 1918 to the present.
T-4203 Anderson Ave., Miramar
With more than 90 museums catering to a diverse range of interests and
subjects—including art, science and natural history—San Diego’s museum
scene has an abundance of options for a day of exploration and inspiration.
Junipero Serra, a Roman Catholic Spanish priest, was the driving force of
the Spanish conquest and colonization of California. He led the founding of
Mission San Diego de Alcalá in 1769.
Cannibals: Myth & Reality
San Diego Museum of Man
In this one-of-a-kind (and gore-free) exhibit, you’ll discover that
cannibals may not be whom you
think they are. They’re warriors,
European kings and queens,
American and European sailors,
American colonists, accident
survivors and more.
1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
A Brief History
California Surf Museum
Beginning with wooden plank
surfboards reminiscent of
surfing’s roots in Polynesia, the
exhibit follows the surfboard’s
evolution, through foam and
fiberglass advances and the
short board revolution to the
epic surfboards being ridden by
312 Pier View Way, Oceanside
The Art of the Brick
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
This playful exhibit features 100
intriguing, large-scale sculptures
made entirely out of Lego bricks.
1875 El Prado,
San Diego Natural History