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Predominantly displaying fine paintings, this museum also exhibits excellent sculpture, 126 paintings on permanent exhibition, and other works rotated throughout the year. Opened in 1965, this museum is home to San Diego's only Rembrandt painting on public display, 'Saint Bartholomew'. The collection also includes other works by European Old Masters, American Artists and Russian icons.
'Mingei' is a composite word that is now accepted as meaning "art of the people," and this museum is surely that. Housed here, visitors will find an eclectic collection of folk art, crafts and designs from around the world including ceramics, pottery, textiles, dolls, masks, stone carvings and other decorative objects. Kid's are welcome too, every Sunday the museum features hands-on art projects, and the giant alligator sculpture at the entrance to the museum is great for climbing on. Complimentary tours take place daily at 2p sharp in the lobby. Permanent and rotating collections are on display for visitors to enjoy and encourage curiosity about other cultures.
This museum houses the world's largest indoor model railroad, along with many other exciting exhibits. The museum's aim is to preserve the history of model railroading and to educate the public on its varied aspects. There's a toy train gallery, complete with interactive Lionel and Brio layouts. Another area of the museum is dedicated to four large-scale models depicting the main railroads of the Southwest. A gift shop offers t-shirts, overalls and books. The first Tuesday of the month is free for San Diego County residents.
This is the largest repository of San Diego's rich history available. The reading room offers public records and reproduction maps dating from the 1850s. Also available are architectural drawings, biographical files, an ephemera collection, history books, manuscripts, newspapers, oral histories and vintage publications. Prints of more than two million images, documenting 125 years of San Diego's history, are also available. The archives are closed during the month of August for collection cataloging.
The San Diego Natural History Museum is the second oldest scientific institution in California; third west of the Mississippi. A bi-national museum, its mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education, and exhibits. The museum strives to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California in order to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment. Between exhibits on dinosaurs and the Arctic to mammoths and the Titanic, this museum is sure to interest the old, young and everything in between.
House of Ukraine exhibits the culture, history, and traditions of the Ukrainian people. It was founded in 1935 and is dedicated to furthering understanding between national groups in the United States. Along with hosting the Ukrainian Festival, it also participates in many other related events. These events include the Ethnic Food Fair (Memorial Sunday), the Lawn Program, Christmas on the Prado (first Friday and Saturday evenings of December) featuring Svyatij Mykolai (St. Nicholas), and a seasonal Ukrainian Christmas display featuring Christmas music and ethnic foods.
Located in beautiful Balboa Park, this museum celebrates the achievements of sports heroes and athletes, with special attention for local San Diego achievers.There is an interactive sports activity area that gives visitors a hands-on opportunity to try out a variety of sports ranging from baseball to snow skiing, and many others in between. It is a great spot to visit with children and sports fanatics of all ages.
Throughout two large rooms of high ceilings, various exhibits of the San Diego Air and Space Museum portray the history of flight. Both rooms consist of models of airplanes that hang from the ceilings; mannequins of past aviators; artifacts of the history of aviation; and signs to allow self-guided tours. In the second room, three six-minute videos tell the story of flight, and how we got to where we are today. The rooms are separated by a large courtyard, patterned by walkways and plants, which is available for corporate functions, weddings, and various other events. Docent guided tours are available by reservation for groups of ten or more and school groups for grades three and up.