The geologic history of San Diego was dominated by the interplay of oceanic and continental tectonic plates that collided over millions of years to form a volcanic and mountainous terrain that was subsequently eroded and uplifted to expose the landscape that we see today. This tour will examine a geologic cross-section of San Diego County beginning at the coast and extending to the highest elevations of the Peninsula Range. Visits will be made to the major rock types present including coastal sediments, volcanics, metamorphic intrusives, pegmatites, and metasedimentary rocks. The use of these rock types for stone tool and pottery production will be discussed.

The tour will meet at the parking lot of the Old Town Transit Center. This tour includes easy to moderate short-distance walking. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Cost: $60; Members and Students $45

About the Presenter

Dr. John Hildebrand is a Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the co-Director of the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology. He has been involved in local archaeology for more than 40 years. He has a BS from University of California San Diego and a PhD from Stanford University, and has conducted studies in marine geophysics, geoarchaeology and marine mammal biology.

About the San Diego’s First Peoples Tour Series

As a supplement to the By Land and By Sea exhibit at the San Diego Archaeological Center, this field trip series will explore the physical locations and landscapes that the first people in the America’s lived in. We will explore early survival strategies and ceremonial practices that archaeologists have uncovered in over 100 years of study in San Diego. We will also hear from the descendants of these First Peoples and their understanding of how they came to be in San Diego.

Play, learn, explore and discover with Kindergarten Readiness Camp at the Museum!
Going to school the first time can seem a little scary, but we are here to show you that learning with friends can be fun! Kindergarten Readiness Camp is designed for children ages 4-6 years old who are getting ready to enter Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, or Kindergarten.

Enjoy summer at the Museum with under the sea adventures, outer space journeys, dinosaur excavations, and other exciting expeditions.
Are you a creative and curious problem solver? Spend the Summer exploring with San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Each day of camp includes access to Museum exhibits, hands-on exploration with trained education staff, and an opportunity to make new friends.

Move, groove, and make some noise this spring! Explore the world through singing, dancing, instruments, and art.

Ages K – Grade 3

Campers can choose to sign up for half day or full day camp options.

Celebrate Argentina at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum with a special community event for the whole family on Saturday, April 25 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

This 2-hour event will include:

Live animal presentation with Pacific Animal Productions featuring Argentine animals
Interactive storytelling adventure with Literature Comes to Life
Craft stations to create your own La Boca neighborhood, in Buenos Aires, with colored paper shapes
Argentine Cuisine featuring Empanadas
Tango dancing with Katia Diamond

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Hats Off to Reading Day at the museum with a visit from Super Why, a special storytime, book giveaways, and special activities throughout the Museum.

Every day at Stone Brewing is a day to celebrate our favorite glorious green buds, but it’s only once every four years that we get an EXTRA day. We’re taking advantage of this rare opportunity to throw an all-IPA beer festival for the first time ever! Join us in the gardens and sample the many variations of our favorite style, from Stone and our friends in the industry as well.

But that’s not all – you think we’d be satisfied just tapping a few excellent IPAs in our garden? Psh, that’s every day. You’ll also be able to meet our brewers, get your hands sticky at a hop rubbing station, and try exclusive special creations and uber-fresh Stone beers – including Stone IPA kegged minutes before the festival. Plus live music – the whole shebang.

15 3oz tasters
50 beers from 20 breweries to sample from
Commemorative glass to take home
Opportunities to meet our brewers
Hop education
Live music from Don’t Push
PLUS: Add on a picnic style lunch from our kitchen for $18