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The Museum of Us is an anthropology museum that encourages dialogue and self-reflection by showcasing various elements of the human experience from a variety of cultural perspectives. During your visit, you'll be immersed in a range of interactive exhibits that span a broad array of human history and culture. Climb the California Tower to see San Diego from a different perspective and learn about the city's diverse heritage. "Cannibals: Myth & Reality" shines light on the misconception of cannibals, and asks the question - could you be one? In "Living with Animals," discover all the surprising, unique, and inspiring ways people have interacted with animals throughout time. "PostSecret" features a community art project and uncovers how secrets can connect us all. Kids can explore their fears in "Monsters!", an exhibit that investigates how fear has been turned into mythical creatures. Lastly, "Race: Are We So Different?" offers an enlightening education on the origins of racism and how to productively tackle it.
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- The California Building, home to the Museum of Us, was constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. It was designed by noted architect Bertram Goodhue as a design hybrid, blending Plateresque, Baroque, Churrigueresque, and Rococo details to present a unique Spanish-Colonial façade. Its design hints of Gothic influence with inspiration from Spanish churches in Mexico. A symbol of San Diego, the California Building served as a magnificent entry to the 1915 Exposition. Massive arched gateways enclosed the structures to form the Plaza de California. The south side of the plaza included the beautiful St. Francis Chapel (used for weddings today) and its impressive Spanish-style altar. On August 2nd, 2020, after operating for decades as the San Diego Museum of Man, the Museum announced its new name as the Museum of Us. The name change marks an expansion of themes and the Museum's commitment to equity, inclusion, and decolonization.
- (619) 239-2001
- 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm