• 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…

  • Events and More

    A Life in San Diego Archaeology

    Explore 10,000 years of local history at the San Diego Archaeological Center at a reception and presentation.  Enjoy food and drink prior to the 1 PM presentation Lately It Occurs to Me: A Life in San Diego Archaeology by local…

  • Events and More

    Kids Free in October

    This October 1-31, kids 12 and under receive free admission at more than 40 art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County when they present the Kids Free in October coupon. To view a list of…

  • Exhibits

    Artifact of the Week: Cod Liver Oil Bottle

    Archaeologists recovered this Scott’s Emulsion Cod Liver Oil with Lime Soda bottle from Downtown San Diego. The site housed a working class population during the late Victorian period (c.1880-1915). Northern European fishing communities used cod liver oil for generations to…

  • Curation

    From Inside the Vaults: Acquisitions and Cataloging

    From Inside the Vaults is a monthly blog that gives insight into best practices for collections stewardship, curation, and archaeological collecting institutions. What is Collections Cataloging? Have you ever wondered what happens when new collections come into the Center?  How…

  • About

    SDRP StoryMap

    Compiled by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Interns John Henderson and Jared Kelly, the StoryMap’s purpose is to help educate visitors to the San Dieguito River Park about the rich cultural and environmental history of the region. The StoryMap contains information…

  • eNewsletter

    Fall E-Newsletter

    Welcome to fall. It’s time to check out our redesigned e-newsletter, The Curator. In this edition, read about GIS interns John Henderson and Jared Kelly’s project to create a StoryMap for the San Dieguito River Park, Kids Dig Archaeology K-12…