Group Visit FAQ

How do I register for a group visit to the Museum of Man?

To schedule a program and receive the discounted admission rate, all groups must submit a registration request. Once you have decided on the type of program you’d like to participate in, please register here.

I registered for a program last year; do I need to create a new account?

Yes. We are in the midst of switching registration platforms in order to avoid charging schools and educators a $5.00 registration fee to request a visit. We kindly ask that all educators and/or organizations submit a registration form using the links on the Group Registration page.

What should we do when our group arrives at the Museum?

Please have your group assemble on the west side of the steps, to the left of the main entrance. A member of the Education and Public Engagement Department will meet you there to give a private introduction and direct your group inside the Museum.

Where can our bus park?

Buses are not allowed to pull up in front of the main Museum at any time. We recommend parking in the Air & Space Museum parking lot, or by the San Diego Zoo. More detailed information about parking can be found here.

Can our group pay by purchase order?

Purchase orders are accepted. They must be presented upon check-in or emailed prior to the day of your visit. Any groups that arrive without a P.O. will be responsible for payment in full.

Do I need to contact the Museum of Man if the number of people in my group changes?

Yes! If your group size varies from the number submitted during your initial registration, please email with your organization name, visit date, visit time, and the original and new number of participants in your group. Please keep in mind that groups larger than 30 people will be accommodated based on availability and may need to be split into different time slots.

How long is the guided portion of our visit?

K-12 guided tours and workshops are each one hour in length with the exception of Race: Are We So Different? tours which are 90-minutes long. Please arrive on time as arriving late will require your tour to be shortened.

Can my group visit on Free Tuesday?

Residents Free Days are great opportunities for groups to visit the Museum of Man and other institutions in the Park free of charge! Please note, the Museum of Man does not facilitate any guided tours or workshops on the third Tuesday of every month. Groups interested in visiting on our Free Tuesday will not receive expedited entry nor will space be provided for bags or lunches.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my program?

We understand that unexpected events may arise and you may not be able to make it to your reserved program. If something comes up, please call us at 619-239-2001 (ext. 75) or email us at as soon as possible. All reschedule requests and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. If notification is not made within 48 hours of the scheduled visit date, the group will be billed for the full cost of their reserved program.

Have more questions?

Contact the Education and Public Engagement Department at 619-239-2001 (ext. 75), or email us at