Your annual support is critical in helping us to fulfill our mission to preserve pieces of the past to tell the stories of people who have called this region home for thousands of years.

The Center curates millions of artifacts and shares them with the public through research, exhibition and public education. We have big plans for the coming year with new exhibits and expanded programming. Please help us continue to preserve history by making a tax-deductible donation. When making your donation, you may indicate how you would like for your contribution to be used.




About the image
This work of art was created by California State San Marcos students in Anthropology 490: Local Archaeological Practices under the direction of Dr. Ad Muniz, Center Collections Manager. 


Millions of archaeological artifacts have been recovered from public and private lands in San Diego County. The San Diego Archaeological Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the past. Our vision is to sustain an archaeological center where artifacts will not only be cared for in a state-of-the-art environment, but where scientific research can be facilitated and the public can enjoy learning about the prehistory and history of the San Diego region through educational programs and museum quality exhibits.

Your support is needed today to continue the important work of the Center. Please make a tax-deductible donation to the San Diego Archaeological Center’s Annual Fund.  You will have made a valuable contribution to our community, as together we preserve and share a past that is uniquely ours.

Donations may be made by phone or mail.

To make a donation by phone, call 760-291-0370 to speak with Executive Director Cindy Stankowski. She may also be reached via email at

To make a donation by mail, send checks made out to the San Diego Archaeological Center to the following address:

San Diego Archaeological Center
ATTN: Development Department
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
Federal Taxpayer Identification Number 33-0574573