The Museum of Man and the California Tower. Courtesy of the museum

The San Diego Museum of Man threw open it’s doors for free on Wednesday in the aftermath of America’s contentious elections.

“Today we choose to be known as the San Diego Museum of Humankind in honor of important topics brought to the foreground of national discourse during this election,” the museum said in a statement.

“Anthropologist Ruth Benedict wrote that the purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human difference,” the museum added. “With that in mind, we will be open today free of charge for anyone who wants a place to process, reflect or escape for a few.”

The anthropology museum in Balboa Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.