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September 23

San Diego Archaeological Center Joins
Smithsonian magazine's 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027

The San Diego Archaeological Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine's thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year's event, and this year's event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. The San Diego Archaeological Center will be able to utilize the Smithsonian material based lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live! experience.

The San Diego Archaeological Center's mission is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific, and cultural use to benefit a diverse public. Situated in picturesque San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, California, the Center's greatest contribution to the community is providing tangible history. The Center strives to offer a balanced interpretation of history using artifacts as visual and tactile evidence of the people of San Diego and our common humanity.

Executive Director Cindy Stankowski states,"The San Diego Archaeological Center is the only museum in San Diego dedicated to archaeology and preserving 10,000 years of human history in the region. I welcome you to come and see for yourself!"

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download HERE.



2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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