The Best Museums in San Diego

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9 February 2017

San Diego have a wide range of museums to visit and tour whilst in the city. Marvel at the ships, air-crafts and galleries on display in many of the museums. The museums are for persons of all ages and promise to entertain and amaze they eye. In this article, we have highlighted the five best museums in the city of San Diego.

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USS Midway Museum

Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served the United States and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier’s history to life.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum

Your journey through the history of flight at the San Diego Air and Space Museum begins as you stand beneath a model of the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon of 1783 – the first manned vehicle in recorded history to break the bonds of gravity and lift humans above the Earth. Marvel at the entertaining and dangerous antics of the barnstormers of the 1920s in the Golden Age of Flight Gallery. A great experience to a tour and marvel at this life changing technology.

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San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego Natural History Museum has five floors of exhibitions, a 3D theater, and San Diego’s only Foucault pendulum. Through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, numerous educational programs, and the opportunity to see scientists at work, the Museum fosters in visitors of all ages and a lifelong love of learning about nature and the environment.

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Marston House Museum & Gardens

One of California’s finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Marston House was constructed in 1905 for George W. Marston and his wife, Anna Gunn Marston. Maritime Museum of San Diego. Spend some time exploring the grounds, formal gardens and canyon pathways in the shade of towering pine, eucalyptus and oak trees. Learn about one of San Diego’s most prominent families and the master architects and landscape designers who worked with the family to create one of the region’s most important estates.

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Maritime Museum 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 Star of India. Their collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours. The museum maintains the MacMullen Library and Research Archives aboard the 1898 ferryboat Berkeley.

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