SanDieguito Heritage Museum

SD Heritage Museum


450 Quail Gardens Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024




12:00 - 4:00 p.m.




Free Family Events


Free Family Activities at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum Every Saturday and Sunday.   Noon to 4pm - FREE!

For the month of December, 2014, the Families Make History program here at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, will be crafting paper poinsettia ornaments.

Poinsettias have a long history in the Encinitas area, and it may be surprising for you to know that this was once used as a fever remedy. This plant is originally from Central America, but traveled as it began to gain popularity for its uses in the medical field. These flowers are often used to decorate during the holiday season, and are often seen as a festive symbol. So make your way down to the museum this weekend, any time from 12-4pm and craft your very own poinsettia ornament!

The activity is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm-4:00pm. On December 6, because of the Encinitas Holiday Parade, the activity will end at 3pm. The location is 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 632-9711. Call 760-632-9711 or   visit for more information.

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will continue to offer free history activities for families on Saturdays and Sundays. Each weekend there will be free hands-on experiences that highlight a certain era of San Dieguito history. These activities will change monthly. The historic eras and corresponding activities may include:

  • * Native American period: Sand painting and acorn grinding
  • * Rancho Period: adobe brick making, cattle roping and soap making
  • * Pioneer Days: butter making, washboard clothes washing and quilt making
  • * Flower Growing Period: seed planting, plant identification and plant dyeing
  • * Surfing and Concern for Ocean Ecology: balsa mini-surfboard shaping, kelp cookie making and ocean awareness experiences

The Museum's exhibits will also be open during the activity times with docents to guide you through the history of San Dieguito. With these new intergenrational activities, families in the Sandieguito area will come to understand they can visit the Musuem on any weekend and know that new and interesting experiences await.





450 Quail Gardens Drive

Encinitas, Ca 92024

tel. 760-632-9711



Thursday - Saturday

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


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