San Diego Museums
The San Diego
Our holdings include fire fighting equipment from the 1800's through the equipment of today.
Come and experience the evolution of fire fighting technology from hand-drawn hose carts to
today's modern engines.
Quarter Historical Foundation
The mission of Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation is to tell the stories
of the visionaries - artists, if you will, who saw the beauty in a barren
land and worked to shape the masterpiece that has become San Diego,
of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for
excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The
museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships,
including the world’s oldest active ship the Star of India.
Museum Historical Society
The MCRD Command Museum boasts one of the most extensive and comprehensive
displays of Marine Corps historical items in the Nation.
dedicated to furthering understanding of art of people from all cultures
of the world. These essential arts, expressing many individuals and
cultures, share a direct simplicity and joy in making, by hand, useful
articles that are satisfying to the human spirit.
Walking through the Sunken Gardens or along the arched colonnade, you
will be transported to the past, imagining the everyday life of the
Franciscan Friars and Indians who inhabited the Mission more than two
Contemporary Art San Diego
Two locations with an international reputation for its permanent
collection, highly acclaimed, varied schedule of thought-provoking
exhibitions, lectures, performances.
The Museum of Making Music presents visitors with an interactive
journey through a century of musical instrument innovations that
helped shape American Popular Music from the 1890s to the present day
Museum of Photographic
The newly expanded museum features photography and film programs,
ranging from classic to contemporary art.
Fleet Science Center
With exhibits to touch, virtual reality to experience, IMAX films
to watch and fun to be had, The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is an
educational, entertaining experience for visitors of all ages.
Diego Air & Space Museum
More than 80 air and space crafts are on display. Tours of the
restoration area available on request for an additional fee.
San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
Experience Midway Magic aboard the historic USS Midway aircraft carrier!
Open daily 10am-5pm (ticket booth closes 4pm), downtown waterfront.
Diego Archaeological Center
The San Diego Archaeological Center is dedicated to the care, management
and use ('curation') of archaeological artifacts. The Center museum is
open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM, and Saturday
10:00AM to 2:00PM. Admission is free.
Museum displaying more than 80 exciting and unusual cars and
motorcycles. Special exhibitions, museum store and more.
Diego Model Railroad Museum
At 27,000 sq. ft., the museum is the largest indoor model railroad
display in the world. The individual HO and N scale layouts are
among largest of their type.
Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Balboa Park, our galleries offer
opportunities for learning, introspection, and connection with
cultures from around the world.
Museum of Man
San Diego's only anthropological museum. One of the nation's great collections of artifacts, folk art, and archaeological finds is located here. These treasures help to unfold stories of the past — of hunters creating the first spears and arrows, potters molding fragile ceramic vessels, weavers patterning vibrantly colored textiles, and artisans blending forms and symbols.
Natural History Museum
A flagship museum in Balboa Park focusing on the natural
wonders of Baja and Southern California. Excellent venue
for private special events
For over 150 years, even before the first day that California was
admitted into statehood of the United States of America, the San
Diego County Sheriff's Department has been keeping the peace. Our
museum honors the rich traditions and history of the men and women
who have served with pride.
Located in Presidio Park above Old Town State Historic Park, the
Junipero Serra Museum showcases artifacts from the Kumeyaay Native
American, Spanish and Mexican periods through 1848, including
housewares, period clothing, furniture, tools, a cannon and
Museum of Art
Located in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park, the Timken Museum of
Art houses the world-class Putnam Foundation Collection of European
old masters American art, and Russian icons.
Museum and Memorial Center
The Veterans Memorial Center, Inc. was formed in March 1989 to
create, maintain and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate
the memories of all men and women who have served in the Armed
Forces of the United States of America.
Villa Montezuma/Jesse Shepard House
The splendor and glory of San Diego's early boom years await you
at the Villa Montezuma. Built in 1887 for internationally-celebrated
author and musician Jesse Shepard, this Victorian house offers
an exotic exterior, ornate interior and art glass windows.
Located in historic Old Town San Diego, the "birthplace of
California," the Whaley House stands today as a classic
example of mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival architecture.