The Museum of Hoaxes was established in 1997. It explores deception, mischief, and misinformation throughout history, playing host to a variety of
humbugs and hoodwinks — from ancient fakery all the way up to modern schemes, dupes, and dodges that circulate online.
The museum is divided into a number of different sections. The historical wing presents a selection of history's most notorious hoaxes, from the Middle Ages right up to the present. Our Gallery of April Fool's Day hoaxes celebrates that one day of the year devoted to pranks and practical jokes. The Hoax Photo Archive demonstrates that photography has never been an entirely trustworthy medium of information. And the Tall-Tale Creature Gallery delves into the natural history of species such as the Jackalope and Fur-Bearing Trout.
We're based in San Diego, California. If you're in the downtown area, get on i-5 north and keep driving until you see a giant floating jackalope off to your right.
You can't miss it! If you reach LA, you've gone too far. Turn around and try again. Just remember that the giant floating jackalope will now be on your left-hand side.
We're open to visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Come visit us. We'll be waiting for you!
For more info, contact the curator.