Watch immersive giant-screen films and amazing planetarium shows on San Diego's only IMAX Dome and experience seven galleries of fascinating and fun hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Located in San Diego's "must see" Balboa Park. Open 365 days of the year for travelers and locals to enjoy year round.
The Museum of Man is San Diego County's only anthropology and archaeology museum, home to five permanent exhibits including Ancient Egypt; Kumeyaay: Native Californians; Footsteps Through Time: Four Million Years of Human Evolution; Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth; and the Children's Discovery Center's exhibit, Discover Egypt, as well as special exhibitions and cultural collections. Museumgoers can experience the entirety of human history by viewing actual artifacts, sculptural reconstructions of early man, a 42-foot Mayan rainforest mural in the Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth exhibit, and the June 2010–April 2011 special exhibit Counter Cultures: The Secret Lives of Games, which explores the rich history of games and their place in human societies from past to present.
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.
Since 1953, the Breitbard Hall of Fame has paid homage to the adrenaline-fueled achievements of more than 140 San Diego athletes. Starting with football star Harold “Brick” Muller, so nicknamed for the brick he used as a mouth guard, the hall has since inducted legends such as Ted Williams, Bill Walton, Tony Hawk, Tony Gwynn, and more. The hall of fame’s host, San Diego Hall of Champions, likewise honors the city’s heroes of amateur, collegiate, and professional sports with three levels of exhibits and memorabilia totaling 68,000 square feet.
Those collectibles include trophies won by distance swimmer and Breitbard inductee Florence Chadwick, as well as one of football coach Sid Gillman’s playbooks. Exhibits focus on classic franchises such as the San Diego Padres and Chargers, as well as extreme sports such as skateboarding, which San Diego native Tony Hawk helped pioneer.