Museums in Coronado


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  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
    Among its two facilities in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego houses an array of works made since 1950. Head here and you can explore everything from Pop Art and minimalism of the 1960s and 1970s to conceptual pieces from the last half-century, headlined by contemporary-art luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Major figures aside, the MCASD strives to spotlight mid-career artists still looking for their big break, as well as pieces by Latin American artists and emergent talent. Between the museum's collection and rotating exhibitions, there are galleries that accommodate paintings, photographs, films, and multimedia installations. Outside both locations, there are more site-specific installations and sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, whose father created the Caps Lock on the day his son was born. There’s more to the place than its exhibitions: the museum engages visitors with events and programs such as art-making sessions and artist lectures. Held three evenings a year, the Thursday Night Thing series includes talks, hands-on activities, live music, and cocktails, all based on the latest museum exhibitions.
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    1100 Kettner Blvd.
    San Diego, CA US
  • San Diego Hall of Champions San Diego
    Jane Mitchell, a 26-time Emmy Award winner, ventures into the lives of professional athletes, learning not only their athletic triumphs and stats, but also about the their personal accomplishments and struggles. For more than 14 years, the One on One with Jane Mitchell television show, produced and anchored by Jane Mitchell, has interviewed many famous athletes in the San Diego area, from rising stars to Hall of Famers to people who can carry unabridged dictionaries more than 100 yards. Many of the show's stories and figures, including Drew Brees and Ted Wiliams, are collected in Jane's book, One on One, providing a source for readers to revisit their favorite interviews.
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    2131 Pan American Plz.
    San Diego, CA US
  • Whaley House Museum
    10Best named the Marston House Museum & Gardens an Editors' Pick. Yelpers give it an average rating of 4.5 stars:
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    2476 San Diego Ave
    San Diego, CA US
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum
    Those seeking inspiration for their next bestselling historical conspiracy potboiler starring Marisa Tomei will appreciate today's Groupon: one adult admission to The Da Vinci Experience at the San Diego Air & Space Museum for $12 (normally $24.75). Admission is good for both the exhibit and the museum. This might be your family's last opportunity to experience the Experience before it closes permanently on January 3, 2010 or you relocate to Atlanta for the 2010-11 Hawks season.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
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    2001 Pan American Plz
    San Diego, CA US
  • Women’s Museum of California
    With ever-changing exhibits that explore the story of women in America, the Women's Museum of California hopes to inspire future generations about the women who came before them. Only one of five such museums in the United States, the museum's staff diligently curates its collection to preserve evidence of these women's experiences. History: Mary Maschal, a lecturer on women's history, was an avid collector of related historical memorabilia?so avid, in fact, that her friends urged her to share this collection with the public. The original collection was displayed in her home, but moved to its current space in 1997, where it soon evolved into a legitimate women's history museum. Permanent Mainstay: Every year, the museum hosts the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and honors all winners in a permanent exhibit. Past Exhibits: Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave: A Celebration of Black Women highlighted the contributions of local African-American women to their communities. Pro Tip: Visitors who want to delve deeper into women's history can make an appointment to peruse the museum's archives, which include the collection of Nancy Reeves, an influential feminist author and lecturer and San Diego Women's Hall of Fame inductee. Special Programs: The museum hosts regular speaking events, workshops, and film screenings related to women's history.
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    2730 Historic Decatur Road
    San Diego, CA US
  • U.S.S. Midway Museum (USS Midway)
    The USS Midway is a floating fortress. During its years of operation?including a decade as the largest ship ever commissioned?the aircraft carrier had around 225,000 sailors serve above and below its decks. Today, it takes up permanent residence in San Diego's harbor, where it lets visitors walk in the boots of sailors and pilots from World War II up to Operation Desert Storm. Size: a full aircraft carrier, with 29 restored military aircraft and 60 exhibits sprawled above and below its deck Eye Catcher: WWII planes on the flight deck, including the SBD Dauntless dive bomber? Below Deck: crew's quarters; the engine room; and everything else that kept the floating city operational Museum Guides: docents who tell naval stories, or an included audio tour narrated by Midway sailors Don't Miss: the Enlisted Uniform exhibit, which shows how sailors and wistful seagulls have dressed throughout the years Hands-On Activities: full-motion flight simulators; climb-aboard cockpits; knot-tying demonstrations Pro Tip: It takes a while to see everything in the museum; most visitors spend three?four hours aboard the carrier. Special Programs: air shows and fireworks displays from the flight deck; WWII veteran meet-and-greets on select days
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    910 N Harbor Dr.
    San Diego, CA US
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