For the kids: ExploraZone 5-exhibits from San Francisco's Exploratorium-opens June 12 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
For the art collector: June 17-27, C-Note gives art buyers the chance to purchase original works of art right off the wall for $100 to $300 at the San Diego Art Institute.
For the anachronist: American Beauty: Painting and Sculpture from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1770-1920 opens at the San Diego Museum of Art on June 19 and runs through Oct. 3. San Diego is the first stop for the exhibit on a nationwide tour.
For the closet warrior: Weapons of the World at the Museum of Man looks at the evolution, technology and art of weaponry. Opens in July.
For the romantic: Pictorial depictions of writing and receiving letters (especially the gushy sort) are explored at the Timken Museum of Art's The Love Letter through Aug. 29.
For the Catholic: Through Sept. 6, the Museum of Art features the largest collection of Vatican art and artifacts ever assembled in North America. Exhibit includes a linen cloth believed to bear a portrait of Jesus and a small-scale recreation of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel workspace.
For the Baby Boomer: Through the end of August, the San Diego Automotive Museum features Fabulous Fifties: Hot Rods, Fins & Drive-ins.
Other summer museum highlights: Through Sept. 12, the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, presents: Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, a two-part traveling exhibition inspired and directed by actor Cheech Marin. Works explore urban life and the Chicano experience. The second part of the exhibition is at MCASD downtown: Chicano Now: American Expressions is a multimedia collection exploring themes of borders, the home and family, work and Chicanismo style.
Not to be missed: Work by the late Cape Cod misanthrope/macabre cartoonist, Edward Gorey, is on display at SDSU in the Special Collections room, 4th Floor of Centennial Hall through Aug. 6. Admission is free. Monday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5p.m. 619-594-6791.