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San Diego Archaeological Center offers free admission on Museum Day - Center features exhibits on artifacts found in region

ESCONDIDO – On Sat., Sept. 25, the San Diego Archaeological Center will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Toyota. The Center will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from

A celebration of the world’s dynamic heritage and cultural life, participating Museum Day venues emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities. Over 300,000 museum-goers and 1,300 venues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico participated in Museum Day 2009.

“If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Center in a while, I think you will be really surprised. We have new exhibits and activities for the entire family. You and your family will spend hours experiencing educational fun and creative learning,” said Center Director Cindy Stankowski.

The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at, which also contains listings and links to participating museums’ and sponsors’ sites. Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

The San Diego Archaeological Center was created in 1993 to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific and cultural use to benefit a diverse public. It is located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, Calif. 92027, (760) 291-0370.


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