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Banner graphic for the exhibition entitled 'PostSecret: Private Secrets, Shared Publicly'

About the Exhibit

Would you share your secrets with a stranger?

Secrets are the currency of intimacy. They reflect our darkest thoughts, brightest hopes, and every emotion in between. They’re deeply personal, but extremely relatable. They allow us to feel alone, together.

For over a decade, millions of people from all over the world have been anonymously sharing their secrets with Frank Warren, founder of the community art project, PostSecret. Each postcard submission is a unique work of art handmade by people who needed to share and release their secret into the world. And now, you can see them for yourself in an immersive exhibit.

In this exhibit, visitors will:

  • Experience thousands of original postcards from the PostSecret project
  • Discover San Diego’s secrets from locals
  • Share your secrets by creating and submitting a postcard of your own
  • And more!

Join the PostSecret community and explore the power secrets have to connect us all…you won’t leave a stranger.

Content Warning: We welcome both adults and children to visit PostSecret at the Museum of Us. However, this exhibit may not be suitable for all and a responsible adult should accompany all children 12 years old and younger. You will see real secrets. Please be aware that the content in this exhibit may be difficult or disturbing for some visitors

Exhibit Images

The entrance to the PostSecret exhibit. A large column of stacked postcards is in the foreground, with an abstract buffalo and skull art piece is mounted on the background wall.


Thank you to our supporters:

Bowden Family Foundation logo and the Parker Foundation logo

Ms. Aline Stouse Koppel

Ann and Phil White

Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation at the request of Marnie Cheney

Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation at the request of Terre Edwards

The Gray White Family Fund

The Museum of Us recognizes that it sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Museum extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here for millennia.

The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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