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


The Big Exchange
When: Month of May 2017
Location: participating museums
throughout San Diego County
View museum listing here.

Membership has its privileges! The Big Exchange gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at 35 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County. Show your current membership card and get free entry to the organizations listed below.
For questions regarding your membership, please contact
Development & Marketing Coordinator Danté Farenga at


Saturday, June 17th

Don’t miss our annual flintknapping workshops with the very talented James Bowden of Past to Present Programs & Trading Post.
This is a great experience to share with Dad for Father’s Day (also perfect for belated Mother’s Day).

Click here for more information or to register.

Please contact Public Archaeology Director Stephanie Sandoval at with any questions.


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

We are pleased to announce that the First Annual SDAC Student Symposium will be held at the Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  The symposium promotes new ideas and directions in the archaeology of Southern California and adjacent areas.  The 2017 Symposium focuses on ‘Archaeologists of Tomorrow’-highlighting current research and projects from graduate and undergraduate students.  The symposium provides a venue for presenting research in spoken, poster and video sessions.




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