San Diego

This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in the San Diego area. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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La Jolla, CA, USA

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. . .

El Cajon, CA, USA

This museum has wings devoted to Native American culture, archaeology, natural history, and contemporary Western art. . .


San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park is the oldest scientific institution in Southern California. . .

San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. . .

Escondido, CA, USA

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an 1,800 acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego County near Escondido. . .

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