Skip to content

About San Diego Museum of Us in San Diego, California

The Museum of Us is a unique and thought-provoking museum located at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Formerly known as the Museum of Man, the museum was founded in 1915 and has undergone several transformations to become the diverse cultural institution that it is today.

The Museum of Us showcases exhibits and artifacts that explore the history and diversity of humanity, including topics such as anthropology, psychology, and social justice. The museum’s permanent collection contains over 80,000 objects, including artifacts from ancient civilizations, rare manuscripts, and cultural objects from around the world.

One of the museum’s most popular exhibits is the “Race: Are We So Different?” exhibit, which explores the concept of race and how it has impacted society throughout history. Other notable exhibits include “Living with Animals,” which examines the complex relationship between humans and animals, and “PostSecret,” which displays anonymously submitted postcards containing secrets from individuals around the world.

In addition to its exhibits, the Museum of Us hosts a variety of events, including lectures, workshops, and performances. The museum also offers educational programs for students of all ages, making it an ideal destination for families and school groups.

If you are visiting Balboa Park you have a lot of option to see. Consider checking out the Museum of Us especially if you or someone in your party is interested in exploring the rich diversity of humanity and the complex social issues that shape our world.

1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2001
Visit website
San Diego, US
9:21 am, May 30, 2024
temperature icon 61°F
L: 59° H: 65°
Feels like 60.46 °F haze
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 2.76
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:42 am
Sunset: 7:50 pm
Humidity 83 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Spanish Landing Park

2.9 miles away

Spanish Landing Park is a long narrow park along busy North Harbor Drive in San Diego. This park is...

View beach

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Lodging


There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one.