For over 25 years, Macy’s has partnered up with the San Diego Museum Council to provide half-priced entry fees for over 40 museums in the San Diego area during the month of February, beginning on February 1st.
There are a wide variety of museums that travelers of all ages can attend during this discounted period. Whether you want to learn more about science, history, anthropology, art, or something else, you’re sure to find a museum to suit your tastes when you visit San Diego.
Renovated homes from the 1800’s like the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, provide insight into San Diego’s local history, while the U.S.S. Midway Museum allows you to physically explore a crucial piece of American history.
Museums such as the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla and the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas have exhibits on local wildlife and ecosystems. Families can also visit the interactive exhibits at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido and the New Children’s Museum downtown.
Museums dedicated to local groups that have contributed to San Diego’s culture include the Barona Cultural Center in Lakeside, which features art and artifacts from Native American cultures, and the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego with exhibits on Asian culture in San Diego and around the world. Additionally, the Women’s Museum of California is located on the Point Loma Peninsula.
San Diego has plenty of art museums to pique your interest, such as the San Diego Museum of Art downtown. There are also other uniquely-curated museums, such as the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum in San Diego, the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Model Railroad Museum downtown.
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