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Of Animal Importance

posted: Apr 08, 2016
Of Animal Importance, a four-person exhibition, showcases the work of San Diego artists Laura Ball, Belle Baranceanu, Jeff Irwin, and Walter Haase Wojtyla. With the depiction of animals as...

San Diego Invites the World: 1915 Expo

posted: Feb 04, 2016
The definitive exhibition of the Panama‐California Exposition is celebratory and engaging, demonstrating the legacy of the Expo that put San Diego on the map and created the nation’s largest...

Place of Promise

posted: Jan 28, 2016
This permanent exhibition showcases San Diego history from 10,000 BCE up to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

The Lore Behind the ROAR! 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo

posted: Jan 28, 2016
In collaboration with the San Diego Zoo, this vibrant family-friendly exhibition celebrates the Zoo’s centennial, telling the amazing story from its humble origins to its evolution as a world-famous...

It’s Raining Man!

posted: Jan 22, 2016
Jan 22, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016: One hundred years ago, San Diego withstood one of the most torrential downpours on record, the 1916 Hatfield Flood. The flood was...

The Border: A Line that Divides

posted: Dec 03, 2015
This photographic exhibition explores the evolution of the San Ysidro border crossing. Two border towns—Tijuana and San Diego—bestride the world’s busiest land-border.

The Border: A Line that Divides

posted: Oct 15, 2015
As the debate over immigration policy in the United States looms continuously in the halls of American government, the San Diego History Center has opened a new photographic...

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

posted: Mar 23, 2015
The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition delivers a unique opportunity to view a selection of hats from Dr. Seuss’s private collection.

Innovation Showcase: ResMed

posted: Mar 13, 2015
The San Diego History Center is showcasing San Diego businesses and organizations that are making HISTORY in their own time!

Presidio to Pacific Powerhouse: 2015

posted: Dec 18, 2014
San Diego has been a military town ever since 1774 when it was officially made a presidio guarding the coast of California against the encroachment from other European nations...

Masterworks of the Exposition Era

posted: Jun 23, 2014
Masterworks commemorates the path-breaking art displayed at the 1915 Exposition, which featured a dramatic presentation of the work of prominent California and American artists.

Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss

posted: Jun 23, 2014
A joyous and exuberant celebration of the art of the world’s most popular children’s book author, artistic genius and beloved San Diegan, plus fun-filled family activities!


posted: Dec 06, 2013
SIN DIEGO: The Stingaree's Transformation from Vice to Nice showcases the development, and eventual "clean up" of San Diego's infamous redlight district. The district existed between 1st and 6th...
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