Outreach Programs: At Your School Site

Let our traveling teachers come to you! Museum educators will bring the museum to your classroom with a special interactive presentation involving artifacts and documents from the museum’s demonstration collection. Post-visit support is available upon request. The following programs are available by advance reservation. Customized programs are also available.

From the Past to your Class!

Interactive presentations on a variety of topics such as:

  • The Kumeyaay
  • Early San Diego History – Native American through Statehood
  • Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present
  • History of Balboa Park Balboa Park: 1915 Exposition
  • Cultural Diversity in San Diego
  • Border City: San Diego Farm Workers
  • World War II:
    • African Americans
    • Impacts on San Diego
    • Japanese Internment
    • Propaganda
    • Women’s History

Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle, High

Cost: $125/session (Additional mileage fees apply to schools outside the City of San Diego.)

Duration: Varies, 45 minutes – 1.5 hours

Maximum number of students: Varies

Diversity in San Diego

Through the examination of photographs and other primary sources students discover the many different cultures that make up San Diego and how each has contributed to San Diego in its own way.

Grade levels: Elementary, Middle, High

Program Length: 1-1.5 hours per session

San Diego Voices

Youth-conducted oral history program. Students are introduced to the importance of oral histories and the unique role they play in documenting and understanding our past. Led by a trained oral historian, students listen to examples of fascinating oral histories in the History Center’s permanent collection and learn how to create and stage their own museum-quality oral histories. For more information: San Diego Voices San Diego Voices is generously underwritten by SDG&E.

Grade Levels:
 Middle; High

Time: Flexible

Maximum Number of Students: 40

Full scholarship opportunities may be available to collaborating Title I schools and community groups. For more information, contact education@sandiegohistory.org .

Coming to California

Through role-playing and hands-on opportunities, students explore the identities, perspectives and contributions of the diverse people who settled in California after 1850.

Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle

Cost: $125/session (Additional mileage fees may apply to schools outside the City of San Diego.)

Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Maximum number of students: 36


Outreach programs require advance reservations. To make a reservation for an outreach program: Outreach Reservation
For questions and information: 619-232-6203 x 130 or k12programs@sandiegohistory.org