By Deb Flomberg
Another great museum that is a must-see in the San Diego area is the San Diego Museum of Man. This fascinating museum is the only one in the region that is dedicated to anthropology and the exploration of human connections and the human experience. With a wide variety of exhibitions, this museum is perfect for the whole family, as it is sure to spark a lot of great conversation and be truly educational while also highly enjoyable. Bring the kids for a fun day exploring this important and impressive museum.
One of the more popular exhibits in the San Diego Museum of Man is the Ancient Egypt Museum, with one of the most important Egyptian collections within the entire United States. More than 400 different objects are housed here, most from the ancient city of Amara, most known for Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, as well as King Tut. You’ll get to see ancient hieroglyphic stone carvings, pottery, amulets, jewelry, coffin masks, mummified falcons, and more. Plus there is even a very rare Ptolemaic child’s coffin, one of only six in the world, as well as two authentic Egyptian mummies.
The Children’s Discovery Center is also a great spot to bring the kids, as you can enjoy an interactive exhibit learning all about Ancient Egypt and the role of anthropology and archaeology in the interpretation of culture. Your kids will love hearing the story of mummification as told by the Egyptian God Anubis, and they’ll be fascinated by a mummy, complete with scarab amulets and royal jewelry.
The San Diego Museum of Man is a museum that the whole family is sure to love, so make sure to allow plenty of time to explore. The best way to get to this museum is in the 2013 S350 Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino, of course. It is the best sedan for the whole family to enjoy a luxurious ride to the museum, with lots of room for all the kids, and even some of the souvenirs you are sure to pick up while you are there.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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