The Mission of the San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and to promote their educational, scientific and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.
The San Diego Archaeological Center was founded in 1993 by a group of San Diego's foremost experts in California history and the field of archaeology. Their vision was the creation of a repository for the preservation, care, research, management and public exhibition and use of the millions of archaeological artifacts that have been uncovered due to the extensive development in the San Diego Region. The Center's collections represent 10,000 years of history.
Center programs, outreach and exhibits reach over one million individuals annually. The Center is regional administrator of Project Archaeology, a cultural heritage program which provides teacher training and direct instruction to school age children.
Volunteer opportunities include: board membership, internships - "archaeology without the dirt", docent, educational support, adminstrative support, special event support, grounds support.