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Barona Cultural Center & Museum

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Business hours

Tuesday noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday noon to 5 p.m.
Friday noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barona Cultural Center & Museum is dedicated to preserving the Native American culture and history of San Diego County. With more than 3,000 artifacts, listening alcoves, photographic displays, and archives, the museum’s historic treasures unfold many fascinating and inspiring stories of the Kumeyaay/Diegueño experience.

As San Diego County’s only museum on an Indian reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of the local Native culture, the Barona Museum offers a unique educational journey for visitors of all ages. The museum’s collection represents thousands of years of history—some objects dating as far back as 10,000 years—and it demonstrates the artistry and skill of the hemisphere’s first inhabitants.

The Barona Cultural Center & Museum showcases maps and treaties of ancient Tribal territories, interactive displays of Kumeyaay/Diegueño life, listening alcoves featuring sounds and songs of ancient Native American life and exhibits that illustrate important industries of the people, such as basketry, pottery making, and flaking of stone tools.

The museum’s collection includes everyday items such as coiled baskets and grinding stones, ceramic and shell objects (some ceremonial), and currency. Research materials are also available. The library houses over a thousand books, including some that are rare and out-of-print, and it has an extensive archive of photos and historical documents to help visitors discover more about how the ancient ancestors lived.

Hours
Closed Sundays and Mondays. Open Tuesday through Friday, from Noon to 5pm, and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Please call to schedule tours and research appointments.

Upcoming events at Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Ongoing events at Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Event Time Category

Barona Cultral Center & Museum's 'Rock Of Ages: Contemporary Music Traditons On Barona Reservation'

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

Barona Cultral Center & Museum's 'Rock Of Ages: Contemporary Music Traditons On Barona Reservation'

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

Barona Cultral Center & Museum's 'Rock Of Ages: Contemporary Music Traditons On Barona Reservation'

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

Barona Cultral Center & Museum's 'Rock Of Ages: Contemporary Music Traditons On Barona Reservation'

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

Barona Cultral Center & Museum's 'Rock Of Ages: Contemporary Music Traditons On Barona Reservation'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. KPBS Arts Briefs

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. KPBS Arts Briefs

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. KPBS Arts Briefs

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. KPBS Arts Briefs

Barona Cultural Center & Museum

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. KPBS Arts Briefs

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Let’s Cook'

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Books

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Let’s Cook'

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Books

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Let’s Cook'

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Books

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Let’s Cook'

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. Books

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Let’s Cook'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Books

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center & Museum Presents 'Sports The Competitive Spirit' Exhibition

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center Museum Presents The Native American Experience

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center Museum Presents The Native American Experience

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center Museum Presents The Native American Experience

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center Museum Presents The Native American Experience

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. Exhibits

Barona Cultural Center Museum Presents The Native American Experience

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center's 'Edward S. Curtis Refocused'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center's 'Edward S. Curtis Refocused'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center's 'Edward S. Curtis Refocused'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center's 'Edward S. Curtis Refocused'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

‘Iipay Aa Tiipay Aa Uumall: More Than Words – Saving Our Endangered Language Program

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

‘Iipay Aa Tiipay Aa Uumall: More Than Words – Saving Our Endangered Language Program

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

‘Iipay Aa Tiipay Aa Uumall: More Than Words – Saving Our Endangered Language Program

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

‘Iipay Aa Tiipay Aa Uumall: More Than Words – Saving Our Endangered Language Program

Every Friday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

‘Iipay Aa Tiipay Aa Uumall: More Than Words – Saving Our Endangered Language Program

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Exhibit at Barona Cultural Center & Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Every Tuesday
noon - 4 p.m. Exhibits

New Exhibit at Barona Cultural Center & Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Every Wednesday
noon - 4 p.m. Exhibits

New Exhibit at Barona Cultural Center & Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Every Thursday
noon - 4 p.m. Exhibits

New Exhibit at Barona Cultural Center & Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Every Friday
noon - 4 p.m. Exhibits

New Exhibit at Barona Cultural Center & Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibits

'Stones In The Meadow'

Every Tuesday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

'Stones In The Meadow'

Every Wednesday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

'Stones In The Meadow'

Every Thursday
noon - 5 p.m. Arts

'Stones In The Meadow'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

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