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Museum of Photographic Arts - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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About Museum of Photographic Arts

This is one of the only museums in the country dedicated exclusively to the photographic arts, presenting work by some of the world's most celebrated photographers and cinematographers. Its mission is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.


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Timken Museum of Art
Timken Museum of Art0.12km from Museum of Photographic Arts

The Timken Museum of Art is a fine art museum, established in 1965. It preserves the Putnam Collection of European old masters, American art, and Russian icons for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego residents and visitors

Fleet Science Center
Fleet Science Center0.16km from Museum of Photographic Arts

The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, established in 1973. It was the first science museum to combine interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome theater, setting the standard that most major science museums follow today.

Botanical Building
Botanical Building0.16km from Museum of Photographic Arts

The Botanical Building is an historic building located in San Diego's Balboa Park. Built for the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition, it remains one of the largest lath structures in the world.

Japanese Friendship Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden0.17km from Museum of Photographic Arts

The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in Balboa Park and represents the friendship between San Diego and its sister city in Yokohama, Japan. It binds the two cultures to create a unique experience for visitors from all over the world; over 240,000 people from across the United States and the world visit the garden annually. The garden is well-known for its unique placement, sukiya-style buildings, koi ponds, and landscape exhibits.

San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Natural History Museum0.18km from Museum of Photographic Arts

The museum located in Balboa Park. It was founded in 1874 as the San Diego Society of Natural History. It is the second oldest scientific institution west of the Mississippi and the oldest in Southern California.

The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art0.21km from Museum of Photographic Arts

Fine arts museum housing a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. The exhibits ranges in date from 5000 BC to 2012 AD.

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