Youth and Family Programs
Offered 1st FRIDAY of every month!
Make your next play date go down in history!
Get to know other families while the kids enjoy crafts, entertaining activities and a special story time. All programs engage children in the history of the San Diego region. History for Half Pints is for children ages 3 -5 years and a favorite adult.
History for Half Pints is generously sponsored by Target and the San Diego Unified School District.
San Diego History Center has a vast array of engaging and hands-on educational activities for your troop to experience! Learn to be Junior Historians by handling artifacts and archival documents, dressing in historical costumes, creating historical crafts, writing and playing like children did in the past.
Be sure to include our Overnight Adventure at the Museum in your activity planning!
We also welcome working with troops to meet their Journey and badge requirements.
San Diego History Center is offering a unique way for groups, ages 7 - 15 and accompanying adults to experience the Serra Museum and the History Center... at night!
We'll start our adventure by enjoying an evening of outdoor activities in beautiful Presidio Park while learning about some of San Diego's most famous people and places. We'll feast on an historically themed meal on the loggia overlooking the Presidio site, play an historical game or two, then head indoors for some hands-on history activities including costume dress-up in historical clothing.
Once the lights go out, kids will go on an historically themed flashlight tour to the top of the Serra tower, using clues to discover more about San Diego's exciting past. At bedtime, curl up in the main museum gallery next to the old mill stones, wine press, and historic cannon. A light breakfast will be served in the morning prior to ending your overnight adventure!
Museum educators will bring the museum to your classroom with a special interactive presentation involving artifacts and documents from the museum's demonstration collection. In addition to the programs listed below, the Education Department can work with teachers to customize a museum experience that will meet the specific needs and interests of their classes.