Posts Tagged: San Diego Museums

Romantic Balboa Park Is a Historical Treasure

Romantic Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park consisting of a forest of exotic trees, well-kept gardens, and a majestic lily pond, which is the most photographed site in the park. Here too is the renowned Old Globe Theatre and 17 outstanding must-see museums, art galleries and one of the largest planetariums in… Read more »

San Diego is Everyone’s Favorite Duty Station and a Favorite Place for Veterans to Retire

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The reason for this website and the reason for the publishing of the SAN DIEGAN was that the publisher of the SAN DIEGAN was an officer in the military stationed here in San Diego and had the good fortune of growing up in San Diego as well. So when he was discharged he decided to… 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 »

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 »

Classic Cars at San Diego Automotive Museum

The San Diego Automotive Museum showcases an amazing permanent collection of classic & vintage cars, racers, motorcycles, and special one-of-a-kind cars like Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car (distance driving record set in the 1950’s) and a rare 1948 Tucker. Specialty exhibits rotate throughout the year and are included in the admission price. Their most popular… Read more »

San Diego Model Railroad Museum is North America’s Largest Model Railroad Exhibit

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The San Diego Model Railroad Museum features interactive toy trains, Lionel-style electric trains and a 20-scale mile long rail crossing of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Plus, this museum is the only accredited railroad museum in the entire United States. It is the largest permanent operating model railroad exhibit in North America with 27,000 sq…. Read more »

San Diego Museum of Man is Where You Can Experience Unique Exhibits on Human Evolution

The Museum of Man features fascinating exhibits on human evolution, Egyptian artifacts, Kumeyaay culture and Mayan monuments. Little ones can also enjoy the Children’s Discovery Center, which allows them to experience living in ancient Egyptian times. With its striking architecture and historic setting, the Museum of Man is a favorite for banquets, corporate functions and… Read more »

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's 'The Sky Tonight' Live Planetarium Show and Free Telescope Viewing

Join the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at 7 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month for The Sky Tonight. This popular monthly live planetarium show of the sky in San Diego features full-color visuals and incredibly realistic simulations of cosmic phenomena. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s new state-of-the-art digital… Read more »

Rebuen H. Fleet Science Center's 'Cosmic Collisions' Planetarium Show Celebrates Arrival of New Comets

Cosmic Collisions, a planetarium show narrated by award-winning actor, director and producer Robert Redford, is currently playing at the Rebuen H. Fleet Science Center in conjunction with the arrival of two new comets during 2013. Cosmic Collisions features stunning images from space and breathtaking visualizations based on cutting-edge scientific data. It reveals the unimaginable, explosive… Read more »

Veterans Museum & Memorial Center in Balboa Park Honors the Memories & Contributions of the Men & Women who Gallantly Served this Country

The Veterans Museum & Memorial Center (31) houses military artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War to the present. Impressive murals of Pearl Harbor and significant historical military events adorn the walls. The bold faced number in the text corresponds to it’s location on the Balboa Park Map. A tour of Balboa Park would not… Read more »

IMAX Films Play Almost Everyday at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's Giant Dome Theater in Balboa Park

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park shows IMAX films that are both awe-inspiring and educational almost everyday in their Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. Regular adult admission to each of the IMAX films is $17. Discounted admission is available for members of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center,… Read more »