Heritage of the Americas Museum
Museum features art and artifacts from South and North America, concentrating on the utilitarian and decorative artistry of crafts workers from ancient cultures. The museum also features wings dedicated to natural history, archaeology, education, anthropology, and fine art. Find this kid-friendly museum on the Cuyamaca College campus.
Exhibits have included things like a six-billion-year-old meteorite chunk from Canyon Diablo in Arizona, along with a 100-million-year-old T-Rex tooth found in Montana. A collection of cavernous ancient Kumeyaay ollas (pots) fills a corner, surviving from 900-1200 AD. Artfully arranged arrowheads hail from around the Americas, some 12,000 years old. Cases of candy-colored seashells and beaded jewelry delight.
|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Saturday||noon to 4 p.m.|