The San Diego Museum of Man is 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.
Exhibits at the museum explore the nature and origins of humankind and features the cultures of American Indians, ancient Egypt, Mexico and Latin America. Other exhibits highlight human reproduction, folk art, textiles, and early man.
The museum consists of a group of buildings around the California Quadrangle in Balboa Park. The museum is closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.