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This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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Museums

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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Vista, CA, USA

This museum "collects, preserves and displays examples of mechanical ingenuity and crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural community," according to the website. . .

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Craftsmanship Museum

Carlsbad, CA, USA

The Joe Martin Foundation Craftsmanship Museum collects and displays objects of metal and wood. . .

EcoVivarium

Escondido, CA, USA

EcoVivarium is a self-described "Living Museum exclusively featuring reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. . ."

Fleet Science Center

San Diego, CA, USA

The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in San Diego. . .

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

San Diego, CA, USA

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum contains exhibits and artifacts relating to the history and legacy of United States Marine Corps Aviation. . .

Gemological Institute of America Museum

Carlsbad, CA, USA

The Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts. . .

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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Campo, CA, USA

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is a railroad museum in Campo, in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County. . .

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Poway-Midland Railroad

Poway, CA, USA

The Poway–Midland Railroad is a heritage railroad located in Old Poway Park in Poway, California. . .

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San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego, CA, USA

San Diego Air & Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum in Balboa Park. . .

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San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park features a collection of cars and motorcycles that highlight automotive culture throughout history. . .

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum contains the largest indoor model railroad exhibit in North America, and one of the largest in the world. . .

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San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego, CA, USA

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

USS Midway Museum

San Diego, CA, USA

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego at Navy Pier. . .

Zoos & Aquariums

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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. . .

San Diego Zoo

San Diego, CA, USA

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

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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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