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San Diego Archaeological Center

(Photo by John Koster - For the North County Times)

The San Diego Archaeological Center Provides: Curation of archaeological collections, educational programs, public exhibits, quarterly newsletter, public lecture series, curation volunteer training, student internships, research opportunities and cultural renewal.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a museum where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. In addition to its role as a museum, the Center serves as an education and research facility and is the only local organization dedicated to the collection, study, curation and exhibition of San Diego County's archaeological artifacts.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a nationally recognized leader in the curation of archaeological collections, curating collections for the Department of Defense, City of San Diego and private parties. The Center accepts for accession archaeological collections to preserve in perpetuity for the benefit of the public.

The Center museum is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 per family.

Upcoming event at San Diego Archaeological Center

Rediscovering The Mira Mar Restaurant And Hotel

  • Today, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Mira Mar Restaurant in Oceanside, popular with locals and travelers along the coast road between San Diego and Los Angeles, was originally built in 1887 as the Couts family home. First converted to a restaurant in the 1930s, it expanded over the decades to include a hotel, coffee shop, and nautical-themed bar. Project excavations near the property last year turned up a host of artifacts from the Mira Mar’s ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Archaeological Center

Rediscovering The Mira Mar Restaurant And HotelToday

Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage Of The CaliforniasOctober 9, 2019

Past events

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Business hours

Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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