Our museums and archives are temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Current Museum Closure

Due to the increase in the number COVID-19 cases and in accordance with State and County guidance, we are forced to close our museums. In Balboa Park and Presidio Park

New Virtual Presentations Scheduled for This Month

Dam the Water & Pray for Rain  

The story of San Diego is inextricably bound up with the story of water; people cannot long survive in a region without access to this most vital resource. Learn how indigenous groups, and early Spanish and Mexican settlers were shaped by water considerations.


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