10 San Diego Museums That You Need to See

The ten best San Diego museums on this list are among the most visited by residents and tourists.

Most have reopened but those that haven’t remain on this list for those who are planning future vacations.

It’s one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers of the 20th century. The naval ship is docked as a maritime museum at the San Diego Embarcadero in downtown.

USS Midway Museum

Highlights include “Al” the allosaurus cast in the lobby, the second-floor scavenger hunts in Fossil Mysteries, the Foucault Pendulum, drawing skulls on the gigantic chalkboard, movies in the Giant-Screen Theater and more.

San Diego Natural History Museum

There is a new animal touch experience where guests can gently touch juvenile Swell Sharks, Horn Sharks and Round Rays, endangered Pink Abalone, sea stars and more.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Kid City allows kids under 5 to explore texture, movement, and shapes in a fun play space with a ball wall, fire station, and more.

Fleet Science Center

The museum showcases the history of photography through its collection of over 9000 historical images. You’ll also view images from some contemporary artists.

Museum of Photographic Arts

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