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Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon to the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. Choose one of the following anthropological options:

  • $9 for a one-day admission for two people (a $20 value)
  • $29 for a one-year family membership (a $60 value)

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.

The family membership grants free admission for one year for up to two adults and all of their children or grandchildren under 17 years of age. It also comes packed with five complimentary guest passes for a whole-family day of fun, complimentary admission to exhibition previews, and admission to the members-only Museum Open House. Members also receive one free admission to one of the many food-and-drink-filled Tower After Hours events, where attendees can sample world cultures on various Thursday nights throughout the year. After the first freebie, members get half off admission to subsequent Tower After Hours events.

A trip to the San Diego Museum of Man is an enjoyable way for humans to learn more about their origins and the history of society, as well as a required learning experience for all the robots they will one day build. Use today's Groupon to further your understanding of yourself and others by engaging in interesting exhibits and exploring more than 100,000 artifacts covering humanity's one trillion years of existence.

For purchasers of the one-day admission, both admissions must be used in one visit.


The San Diego Museum of Man is highly recommended by Frommer's, and gets a good review from Fodor's. Yelpers give it a three-star average, and nine Insider Pagers give it an average of four:

  • Inside, exhibits at this highly respected anthropological museum focus on Southwestern, Mexican, and South American cultures. Carved monuments from the Mayan city of Quirigua in Guatemala, cast from the originals in 1914, are particularly impressive. – Fodor's
  • I could spend all day here finding new things that I haven't seen in the million other times I've been there. It's also a great way to see exhibits from traveling shows. – Lisa C., Insider Pages

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2010. Amount paid never expires. For one-day admission option, must redeem both admissions in 1 visit. For family membership option, limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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