San Diego is filled with museums, some you may not have even heard of. Whether you want to learn about ancient civilizations, aerospace science, or art, there’s a high chance you and your kids will love the list I've compiled below. Here is a list of 5 San Diego Museums you should check out:
#5 San Diego Air and Space Museum
Located in Historical Balboa Park, the Air and Space Museum is a great place for future pilots or astronauts. Even if you aren’t interested in that kind of stuff, you'll still love it here. They have artifacts from historical events, like the Apollo command modules or a model of Amelia Earhart’s airplane. There's even a food court with plenty of options, so you won't have to leave to get lunch or dinner. They also have some really cool 3D rides that showcase historical moments.
#4 San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum, or referred to as the Nat, is an awesome museum located in Balboa Park. They feature different parts of our past dating all the way back to the dinosaurs. What kid doesn't like dinosaurs? With four floors of information, a 3D theater, and over 9 million specimens, you’ll definitely learn something new here. Believe it or not, the group of people who founded this museum has been around since 1874! The group was originally called the San Diego Society of Natural History.
#3 San Diego Museum Of Man
Also located in the heart of Balboa Park, the San Diego Museum Of Man is a great educational experience. You can learn about different ancient cultures and they change their exhibits a few times a year so you feel like there's always something new to check out. This would be a fun place for a date night or even for your older kids.
#2 Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
According to The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, their "museum connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. Our mission is to create a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science.” The Fleet Science Center has over 100 interactive science-related exhibits, so there’s no getting bored here. They even offer evening events just for adults. This would be another good place to go on a date and leave your kids with one of our awesome caregivers.
#1 San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art is a great place for future artists or just anyone who enjoys art. They have art from centuries ago and art from contemporary artists today. As you can guess, a lot of the artwork is from San Diego, but there is also a lot from historical eras like World War II. It’s a very peaceful environment, which will make you and your kids enjoy it even more. Trust me, you won’t have time to see all of the artwork. That’s how much there is. This is a place for artists, but also history geeks. They even have their own restaurant with great food and live music.
Since summer has arrived and you have this list, you’ll have plenty of places to hang out at. You will for sure have tons of fun with your family!
Sitterwise youth blogger, Cade Albert (age 12)