Museum of Us

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Museum of Man San Diego

What you'll do

Get a deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of anthropology with this museum's eclectic exhibits 

Visit the Museum of Us with a Go San Diego pass

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Exhibits detailing the human experience including Cannibals: Myth & Reality
  • Pass holders also get free access to many more attractions in California

From cannibals and beer history to learning about the power of secrets to our relationships with animals and the truth about cannibalism – there’s something for everyone at the San Diego Museum of Us.

The Museum of Us is a cultural anthropology museum that explores the human experience from multicultural perspectives to spark dialogue, self-reflection, and human connections. Nestled in the heart of San Diego's historic Balboa Park, the Museum of Us brings together history, anthropology, art, and cultural resources from ancient and contemporary cultures underneath its grand Rotunda, educating visitors of all ages.

Museum of Us exhibits

San Diego Museum of Us Cannibals: Myth & Reality – in this thoughtful (and gore-free) Cannibal exhibit, you’ll discover that cannibals aren’t who you think they are. They’re warriors from many cultures, European kings and queens, American and European sailors, American colonists, accident survivors, the sick, and more. You might even find you have some cannibalistic habits yourself. This is exhibit is on view for a limited time and is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Climb the California Tower! - see San Diego from new heights and learn about the diverse history of San Diego on a 40-minute guided Tower tour.

PostSecret – for over a decade, millions of people all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, PostSecret. Each postcard submission is a unique work of art handmade by people who needed to share and release their secrets into the world. Now, you can share in those secrets in this one-of-a-kind exhibit: experience thousands of original postcards from the PostSecret project, discover San Diego’s secrets from locals and share your own secret by creating and submitting a postcard of your own.

Race: Are We So Different? – most of what we think about race is based on myth, folklore, or assumptions unsupported by genetics or biology. This exhibit explains the origins of race and racism and helps us understand how to deal with them in productive, enlightening ways. It is a platform to raise awareness, build community, and positively impact the ways in which we treat each other. 

BEERology – agriculture, cities, writing, and religion all have ties to ancient craft brewing. Learn fascinating stories and see phenomenal artifacts that reveal the links between beer and culture. 

You’ll leave this unique museum with a better understanding of what makes us alike as humans, what makes us different, and what makes us unique in our universe. 

Go San Diego passes are the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in San Diego. Your pass includes San Diego Museum of Us tickets plus entry to other top attractions.

Experience Museum of Us and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting In: simply show your pass at the San Diego Museum of Us admission counter and you're in – there's no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the San Diego attractions included on your pass.

Please Note: Included admission does not apply to separately-priced exhibitions and events.

For more information, visit the San Diego Museum of Us website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily, 10AM – 5PM

Closings & holidays

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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