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.

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2018 Calendar of Events


Macy’s Museum Month

Macy’s Museum Month is back for its 29th year this February. San Diegans and tourists are invited to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums the entire month.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. And with these special savings that are only offered once a year, it’s a great time to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of. See below for the full roster of participating organizations.

Aspiring museum-goers can pick up a Free Museum Month pass at any Macy’s in San Diego, Temecula or Imperial Valley-find a store near you-beginning February 1, 2018. Each pass admits up to four people at half price. Each pass also features an exclusive coupon for up to 20% savings at Macy’s. Promotion ends February 28, 2018. Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions and events at participating museums.


Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 8 – Sunday, March 11
Location: San Diego Crowne Plaza Hotel

Current Research and Perspectives from Camp Pendleton Symposium
Saturday, March 10 8:15 am – 12 pm

At this year’s meeting, the Center’s Collections Manager, Dr. Ad Muniz, will participate in a symposium organized by Kellie Brasket and Tanya Wayoff entitled Current Research and Perspectives from Camp Pendleton.  The symposium will highlight recent investigations and research in the Camp Pendleton area throughout prehistoric and historic times.  Dr. Muniz’s talk will focus on the Camp Pendleton archaeological collections currently being curated at the Center and their usefulness in contributing to understanding the lives of the area’s inhabitants. For more information or to register, visit the SCA website.


Join us for an afternoon of food and fun as we recognize our Center volunteers, present the Golden Trowel Award, and more.

Check back for additional details in March.