Posts Tagged: Museums

Visit the World’s Finest Collection of Historic Ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Read about the San Salvador Fandango at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Sept. 27, 2014! The fascinating floating museum at the Embarcadero consists of six historic ships and two submarines: the Star of India, which is the oldest active sailing ship in the world, the steam ferry Berkeley, the steam yacht Medea, the San Diego… Read more »

San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum is a Must See Sports Museum

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The San Diego Hall of Champions (29 on the map) is also a must-see Balboa Park attraction. It features San Diego’s sports history and memorabilia. This one-of-a-kind museum honors nationally known athletes with a San Diego connection, including athletes such as Ted Williams, Tony Gwynn, Bill Walton, Florence Chadwick and many more. It is is… Read more »

MCRD Command Museum is More Than Just a Museum, It is the History of the U.S. Marine Corps

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This awesome, historically significant museum is dedicated to preserving the glorious history and rich tradition of the United States Marine Corps. This historical museum is visited by more than 100,000 people annually. “A Walking Tour of the MCRD Command Museum” features fourteen galleries, which encompass dozens of exhibits featuring everything from weapons, uniforms, equipment, paintings… Read more »

Mingei International Museum Has a Permanent Collection of 17,500 objects from 141 countries

Southern California’s largest collection of art of the people from all eras and cultures of the world. Dynamic, changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary folk art, craft and design, and a popular museum store featuring handmade items from around the world. TRUE BLUE: Indigo, Turquoise, Cobalt & Lapis Lazuli. The color blue evokes mystery, beauty… Read more »

The USS Midway Museum at the Embarcadero

Visit the Historic USS Midway at the Embarcadero

Experience the magic aboard one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history, the USS Midway (13). It’s a must-see San Diego attraction. On board you’ll enjoy a self-guided audio tours for adults and families and more than 60 exhibits and displays throughout the ship. These include the galley, berthing spaces, sick bay, flight… Read more »

San Diego Air & Space Museum Displays Famous Aviation Artifacts & Aerospace Memorabilia

Don’t miss Balboa Park’s fascinating aeronautical museum. It’s the San Diego Air & Space Museum, which is located in the historic Ford Building. The building is directly under the flight path of aircraft bound for nearby Lindbergh Field. You can hear these massive jetliners overhead as you browse this astounding collection of aircraft. This huge… Read more »

Japanese Friendship Garden is a Great Place to Explore its Gardens & Enjoy Peace & Tranquility

It is an idyllic retreat, radiating serenity, simplicity and beauty. View a Zen Rock Garden from a meditation room in the Exhibit House, which also features Japanese art and crafts. Relax on the moon viewing deck next to a restful koi pond and its soothing waterfall. The garden is truly a treasure you’ll want to… Read more »

San Diego’s Natural History Museum is Filled With Life-Sized Prehistoric Animals & Exhibits

This huge Balboa Park treasure, which is the oldest museum in Southern California, is where you’ll find life-sized dinosaur models and hands-on natural history exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibition is Fossil Mysteries, which takes you on a journey through 75 million years of Southern California’s rich history. One of Balboa Park’s best-kept secrets is the… Read more »

House of Pacific Relations, International Lawn Programs: Free Sunday Programs for the Family

Enjoy free Sunday programs of ethnic song and dance from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. on the outdoor stage of the International Cottages. While you are there, be sure to visit The International Cottages, open noon-4 p.m. Sundays, featuring international artifacts, history and international food samples. Call (619-239-0512) or (619-234-0739).

Reuben H. Fleet Offers Smart Fun in San Diego

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park is a large, 93,505-sq. ft. science center that showcases more than 100 interactive exhibits. Plus, they offer several films on Southern California’s only Giant Dome screen that surrounds visitors, creating a “you-are-there” experience. Admission is ($17.95) for adults; seniors over 65 ($15.95) and children 3–12 years… Read more »