• Overview

    San Diego Archaeological Center

    The San Diego Archaeological Center is a curation facility and museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. Visit our museum, which is located in the picturesque San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, one mile east of the San Diego Safari Park. In addition to its role as a museum, the Center serves…

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    Cuseum App

    Archaeology and technology come together as the San Diego Archaeological Center partners with Cuseum, a museum web app. Explore the museum through self-guided walking tours featuring enhanced content, such as video demonstrations. Or explore the Center’s exhibits from home, school,…

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    Adult Programs and Tours

    The Center offers presentations to community groups at the Center or your location. Each 45-minute lecture includes a slide show and a question and answer period. Learn about the history under your feet and the recent research conducted at the…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Shaft Straightener

    The shaft straightener was used to gently bend prepared and heated wooden sticks to create an arrow shaft that would fly true. It is a flattened round stone with a groove pecked in the flat surface. To create that groove,…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Preventative Conservation

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. What is Preventative Conservation for Museum Collections? Over the past few months, we have looked at different best…

  • eNewsletter

    Spring E-newsletter

    Spring is here, and there’s so much to see and do at the San Diego Archaeological Center! Tickets are on sale for our 16th¬†Annual BBQ on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 PM. We will also be hosting a…