The San Diego Archaeological Center produces a wide range of public programs, including workshops, scholar speakers, and special events at our headquarters in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley and in selected locations around San Diego County. Explore this page to find an event near you. Become a member and receive priority notifications and discounted prices on our new events.

2017 Events Schedule


Presentation and Perseid Meteor Shower
Archaeoastronomy in Northern Baja California with José “Pepe” Aguilar

When: Saturday, August 12, 7 PM
Location: San Diego Archaeological Center
Admission: Free

Pepe Aguilar will discuss his current archaeoastronomical studies in Baja California. Guests are invited to stay after the presentation for s’mores and a chance to view the Perseid meteor shower away from the city lights. Click here for more information.


Experimental Archaeology: Traditional Pottery Making with Kurt McLean
When: Saturdays, September 16 and 23, 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: San Diego Archaeological Center

***Just a few spots are left! Please purchase your tickets today***

Construct and fire a traditional vessel using the paddle and anvil pottery-making method in this two-part workshop! Click here for more information.


First Annual SDAC Student Symposium
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Location: San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7001
Phone: 760-291-0370

The First Annual SDAC Student Symposium will be held at the San Diego Archaeological Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The symposium – “Archaeology of Tomorrow”- highlights current research and projects from undergraduate and graduate students for all areas of the New World and Old World.




October is California Archaeology Month! Check back to see what exciting events we have planned for the month!