• 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…

  • Updates

    COVID-19 Update

    In accordance with the new social distancing health guidelines issued by the state and county in response to COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to close the museum and reschedule events, field trips, and other programs through April 30, 2020. The…

  • Exhibits

    Cuseum App

    Explore our museum from home with free digital tours of our exhibits By Land and By Sea, Archaeology 101, The Life Story of a Pot, and It’s a Crime.  No download necessary. For optimal viewing, please view on a phone…

  • Kids Dig Archaeology

    Amazing Archaeology!

    Dr. Arty Fax’s Archy Facts is a weekly blog introducing kids to the exciting world of archaeology! Besides being a word that can be hard to spell and pronounce with so many vowels, ARCHAEOLOGY is the study of past people and culture…

  • Exhibits

    Dig Deeper: How Do Archaeologists Know Where to Dig?

    Dig Deeper is a monthly blog focusing on the basics of archaeology by taking a closer look at the exhibition Archaeology 101, which is currently featured at the Center. Introduction To determine where a site might be, archaeologists conduct a…

  • Job Seekers Service

    CRM Job Seekers

    Looking for your next job? Make yourself visible to multiple firms with a single application. Cultural Resource Management (CRM) firms will use Job Seekers to look for qualified applicants for archaeological field and laboratory work in Southern California. For more…

  • eNewsletter

    Winter 2020 E-Newsletter

    It’s a new and busy year for the San Diego Archaeological Center! In February, author Tom Holm will present his book Shrouded Heritage: Island of the Blue Dolphins, and in March, author Anne Morgan will present her book Geoglyphs of…