MUSEUMS IN SAN DIEGO
San Diego might be known for its beaches and sun, but it's also home to over 90 museums, each expressing a broad and diverse range of interests and subjects. From fine arts to transportation, from classics to contemporary, and from science to natural history, each museum is unique and dedicated to highlighting and preserving the past by showcasing the city's culture, nature and history.
SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR SAN DIEGO MUSEUMS
Fun for the entire family, the U.S.S. Midway was the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Learn more.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Kid friendly, the museum houses one of the finest collections of historic ships in the world. Learn more.
The New Children's Museum
Combining elements of an art museum and children's museum, the New Children's Museum provides inventive and engaging art experiences for the entire family. Learn more.
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego's Natural History Museum is the third oldest scientific institution west of the Mississippi River. It offers one of the best collections of prehistoric artifacts ranging from the age of the dinosaurs to the time of the mastodons due to the rich history of fossils found in the surrounding area. Learn more.
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego has arguably the richest history of aviation in the world. Its mild climate and light breezes attracted the pioneers of flight to develop and perfect the equipment and skills needed for flying. San Diego's Otay Mesa community was home to the first heavier-than-air manned flight in the United States in 1883. Learn more.
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