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For the first time since 1935, Balboa Park's California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man is open for public tours!

See fantastic 360-degree views and up to 23 miles away to the horizon, including the mountains, downtown, the San Diego Zoo, Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, San Diego Bay, the rest of Balboa Park, and a whole lot more.

See the full description of the views, as well as important tour information.

We are delighted that you are interested in the taking the California Tower tour! Please note the following information and conditions:

  • You must arrive at the Museum at least 10 minutes before your tour starts to stow your items and to go over and sign a waiver. Tours will not wait for you and you will not be allowed to join a tour that has already begun. If you are late, you will not able to join your tour, and your ticket will not be refunded or exchanged.

  • For safety, no children under age 6 are allowed in the Tower.

  • Children ages 6 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for the children’s safety.

  • To climb the California Tower, you must physically be able to ascend and descend 125 steps within a 40 minute period, including 10 to 15 minutes on the viewing deck. The Tower is not recommended for women who are pregnant or for patrons with heart, knee, or back problems, or other physical conditions that may be made worse by climbing stairs. If you are unsure whether you are able to climb the tower, please talk to your doctor before clicking "I agree" and buying a ticket.

  • Each person climbing the California Tower will be required to sign a waiver before the tour. A parent or legal guardian must also sign the waiver for anyone under the age of 18.

  • Please wear comfortable, flat footwear to climb the California Tower.

  • The California Tower tour goes up to the first viewing deck of the tower. It does not include the second and third viewing decks, which are the top two levels of the tower, as they have not had additional safety features added.


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Museum of Us 1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101