Macy's San Diego Museum Month Pumps Culture into February
San Diego Museum Month hits town!
Mingei International Museum
The month of love is already here. What better way to celebrate the romance of February than by expressing your love of all the artistic, cultural, and scientific exhibitions that San Diego museums have to offer? Luckily, Macy’s Museum Month 2016 has arrived! From February 1st through February 29th, participants can satisfy their excitement and visit museums in San Diego by getting a Museum Month’s Pass at any local Macy’s store. The pass allows patrons to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ San Diego Museum Council membership museums.
San Diego is home to a plethora of museums with diverse exhibitions that enlighten the mind and senses of anyone who visits them. The region’s oldest and largest art museum is the San Diego Museum of Art. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, visitors can gaze at the breathtaking master collection of Spanish and Italian works. Each painting in the San Diego Museum of Art aims to provide an idealistic view of the time period in which the works were created. Visitors can revel in the culture that every painting represents.
Visitors can then hop to the San Diego Natural History Museum, which is also located in Balboa Park. Walk through the educational current exhibitions. Learn about the unique habitants of southern California through an incredible immersive environment that includes hands-on activities, live animals, and innovative media. Then, head to the raw Skulls exhibition, where you will see nearly 200 skulls of animals from all over the world from the NAT’s research collections. From the tiny fossils to the grand - which include mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians - the San Diego Natural History Museum is an eye-popping sight. Travel back in time to the Fossil Mystery exhibition, where you can discover the rich fossil history of dinosaurs and mastodons from southern California and Baja California. The museum also features a state-of-the-art theater with a 56' screen and a Dolby Digital 3D projector. Dazzling films currently being shown include Wales 3D, Ocean Oasis 3D and Tiny Giants 3D.
Fall in love with botany at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, located in Encinitas, California. With over a dozen garden sections to visit, it is impossible to be enamored with only one of them. Sections like the Mexican and Australian Gardens exhibit the rich and colorful botany that varies from country to country. In the Mexican Garden, stroll through a romantic setting with diverse botanical heritage of Mexico, with plants including agave, salvia, and cycad. Explore exotic plants from the “Land Down Under” that’ll please your senses like kangaroo paws, bottle trees, and firewheel trees. With plenty of other magnificent gardens waiting be discovered, the San Diego Botanic Garden is definitely a place to set your eyes and heart on.
Be prepared for an enlightening museum month to remember! Plus, with 2016 being a leap year, you get an extra day to enjoy museums. Guests with a pass to the San Diego Museum Month can bring up to three people to participating museums to receive half-off admission for the entire party. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions. Each pass also features an exclusive $10 coupon off any $30 or more spent at Macy’s.
So what are you waiting for? San Diego museums are ready to show you all their love through the exciting and vibrant exhibitions they possess. Macy’s Museum Month 2016 is an event you won’t want to miss. Find out more at the Macy's Museum Month website.