Youth and Family Programs

History for Half Pints

This program is currently undergoing content development and is not available at this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this notice may cause.  Please contact our Public Programs Manager at 619-232-6203, ext 129 with questions and comments.  Thank you!

History for Half PintsMake 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.   

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Girl Scout Programs 

Girl Scouts

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 After Dark in the Park Adventures in your activity planning. We also welcome working with troops to meet their Journey and badge requirements.

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After Dark in the Park Group Overnight 

Serra OvernightGive your troop, group or family an unforgettable adventure, after dark in the Park – a sleepover at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park or Serra Museum in Presidio Park!

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Students at the SerraMuseum 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.


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