This week we discovered the San Diego Archaeological Center, located just down the road from the Safari Park. While there, we learned a little bit about the story of how people have lived in San Diego for the past 10,000 years.
The museum had a great display and program ready for our little homeschool group. Each display had questions for the kids to answer. We learned how to identify some of the tools that our ancestors used and matched them with modern day tools.
While most of the activities were geared toward elementary age and older, they did have a wonderful interactive display for the younger crowd. Booger had so much fun digging around in the shipwreck excavation site.
The highlight of the day for Monkey was when we got outside and had a chance to work our own dig site. The Archaeological Center had set up a variety of mock dig sites. They split the kids into groups and had them map out their site. They were then supposed to determine what items in their site didn’t belong there and what they thought was happening there. Monkey’s group determined that their site was likely the kitchen in a family home. They also decided that the family likely had children since they found marbles along with a pot lid, tea cup, and other kitchen items.
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