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Museum of Us, San Diego

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The Museum of Us (formerly known as the San Diego Museum of Man) is a museum of anthropology located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California and housed in the historic landmark buildings of the California Quadrangle.

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  • The architecture outside of the museum is quite impressive and inside it was rather interesting. Some of the museum is focused on different cultures, for example, what folks ate in several different.....  more
    The architecture outside of the museum is quite impressive and inside it was rather interesting. Some of the museum is focused on different cultures, for example, what folks ate in several different.....  more »
  • I like anthropology and I like museums. But I did not learn much from the exhibits on the Mayan or Egyptian civilizations or on the indigenous people of California. The people who curated the Maya... 
    I like anthropology and I like museums. But I did not learn much from the exhibits on the Mayan or Egyptian civilizations or on the indigenous people of California. The people who curated the Maya...  more »
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  • It's been a few days and I can't stop thinking about these exhibits. I had been looking forward to it but this place more than exceeded my expectations. The exhibits are well curated and laid out. While I enjoyed exploring this place at the time, I wasn't even conscious of how incredibly interactive everything was and how that helped me understand concepts more deeply and made me think about them later. The cannibals: myths and realities exhibit is a unique one, especially, with pop culture references to draw folks in and thought provoking historical context that remains relevant.
  • Front desk folk were very helpful. The exhibitions were so beautiful and thought provoking. Over all learned a lot from the exhibitions and about myself. A great experience over all. You can definitely see all exhibitions in one day but make sure you take your walking shoes.

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