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23rd Annual San Diego Museum Month

Featuring 40 participating San Diego Museums

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

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  • Balboa Park
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit
  • Paul Cannon Band
  • David Dewese
  • San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts
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Macy’s presents the 23rd annual San Diego Museum Month. Museum Month was first started by the San Diego Museum Council in 1989 to give visitors and locals a chance to see the various museums that San Diego has to offer. Whether it’s the popular San Diego Natural History Museum or the local culture of the California Surf Museum, the scope of themes is vast.  

During the entire month of February, participants can get half off the entrance fee at any of the 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The tickets can be purchased at any of the 14 Macy’s stores in the San Diego area, Temecula or Imperial Valley. The discounted tickets can be used during the whole month of February. If you want to visit more than one museum in the course of a day, Balboa Park is the place to be. Balboa Park has 17 different museums located in the vicinity including The San Diego Natural History Museum, The San Diego Museum of Man and The Museum of Photographic Arts
Here are some of the exhibits you can see during Museum Month:
The San Diego Natural History Museum will be featuring Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit. By viewing actual items recovered from the ship, the exhibit offers to tell the story behind the construction, wreck and revival of the legendary ship. The exhibit begins on February 10 and will be run through September. 
The Museum of Making Music will be having its Local Flavor Concert Series on February 3rd, with the Paul Cannon Band and special guest David Dewese. The concert is meant to introduce local emerging talent in a comfortable atmosphere. Tickets for this concert will be $10 and the event starts at 7:00pm. 
The San Diego Museum of Man will be holding Tower After Hours: Ireland. The general aim of the museum is to gather, preserve, understand and teach human progression to help bridge together different cultures; essentially teaching people about people. This particular exhibit will show Irish culture by sharing music, dance and stories. There will be also be Irish food and drinks provided by a local Irish pub.   
The Museum of Photographic Arts will be screening a few films. On February 9, they will be screening The First Grader (2010). The film follows a Kenyan man who is an ex mau mau freedom fighter. The man decides to go to school at the age of 84 to purse an education that he could never before afford. The museum strongly suggests that viewers RSVP for the screening.  In a partnership with the San Diego Italian Film Festival, the museum will show a film from “Italy’s cinematic past, present and future." The films are presented with English subtitles. The viewing will be held on February 23 at 7:00 p.m.