Events Meet Ups

October 26: Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour: The Old, Old Town

October 26 | 6 – 8 PM | Old Town, Heritage Park

Join us for a ghostly tour through history as we explore Old Town. This tour is meant to be both historical and just a little bit spooky – it is Halloween after all!

Do you know the history behind Heritage Park or the Old Adobe Chapel? Our tour guide will share stories about historic homes and lesser known areas of the old, Old Town ending at the graveyard – let’s just hope we don’t get buried alive! 

Parking Options: Parking in the lot across the street from Whaley House is free. There is also the option of parking by the trolley. There are also parking garages and lots that are usually cash only. Old Town is busy around Halloween time so please arrive early to look for parking.

Dress: Please dress comfortably. There is a lot of walking involved – comfy shoes are a must! 

Meeting spot: We will meet at Heritage Park (2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA 92110)

After the tour, join us for Networking Hour at Café Coyote, 2461 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110 (at San Diego and Conde Street)!

Get Your Ticket Today!

Please note that RSVP is required as space is limited. Tickets are $10 each along with a suggested donation of $5 to support San Diego EMP. Please contact for questions. 

Events Meet Ups Networking

September 22: Behind-the-Scenes at the NAT


September 22 | 12 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

Join San Diego EMP for an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes tour of the brand-new exhibition, Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science, at the San Diego Natural History Museum!

Erica Kelly, Senior Exhibit Developer at the San Diego Natural History Museum will lead this special lunch-time tour of the exhibit, giving insight into its conception and development, as well as the successes and challenges her team encountered throughout the project.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at this fantastic new exhibit!

Please note that RSVP is required as space is limited. Registration is free with a suggested donation of $5 to support San Diego EMP.

Learn more about the exhibit:


Events Meet Ups Networking

August 18: Newcomer Happy Hour


Thursday, August 18 | 5:30 PM – 8 PM | Panama 66

Are you new to the arts and culture field or new to that scene in San Diego? Do you want to meet peers in your field and have access to professional development opportunities?

Then San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals is the group for you!

We’re hosting a special happy hour to welcome new members to EMP on Thursday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Panama 66 so you can discover what we’re all about!

It’s the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with our board and current members, and to learn about San Diego EMP’s mission, programming initiatives, and available resources that will help you get established in San Diego’s growing arts and culture industry.

Current members: be sure to come with all the newbies on your staff and introduce them to EMP!

RSVP Today!