Events Meet Ups

March 29: Behind-the-Scenes: Living with Animals
March 29 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Museum of Man // Panama 66

Join the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and the Society for Experiential Graphic Design as we get a behind-the-scenes tour of San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit: “Living with Animals”.

Erika Katayama, Director of Exhibits, Kate Clyde, Fabrication Manager, and Sarah Crawford, Exhibit Developer, will share insight into the exhibit design process, the players involved and how they achieved the end result.

After the tour, join EMP and SEGD for libations at Panama 66!

6pm-7pm – Living with Animals Tour
7pm-8pm – Drinks at Panama 66

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About the Exhibit
Throughout history, we’ve formed all kinds of relationships with all kinds of animals and encounter them everywhere in our daily lives. They cuddle up with us on the couch, crawl silently through our walls, sit on our dinner plates, and more.

But whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest, or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex to say the least.

Take a journey with us and discover all the surprising, unique, and inspiring ways that we live with animals. You’ll find we’re not human without them!header_image.png

About our Partners
SEGD San Diego is the local chapter of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design; the multidisciplinary community of professionals creating experiences that connect people to place. We are a global network of graphic and information designers, fabricators, exhibition designers, user experience designers, brand strategists, wayfinding specialists, technologists, teachers, and students who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces. Learn more here.


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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)!

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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. 

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September 28: Behind-the-Scenes Tour at La Casa de Estudillo


Monday, September 28 | 5:45 – 8PM | La Casa de Estudillo in Old Town

Join San Diego EMP at La Casa de Estudillo for a special behind the scenes tour and learn about the challenges and rewards of managing a house museum in an outdoor living history park!

Karen Beery, Interpretation and Education Manager for the San Diego Coast District, and Amy Lew, Senior Park Aid-Curatorial Staff will lead the tour and discuss what makes La Casa de Estudillo, an abode hacienda, a prime architectural example of California’s Mexican Period.

Learn about maintaining objects in an open environment, creating historically accurate exhibits, and interpretation methods.

Happy Hour at Miguel’s Cocina to follow!

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The tour is hosted by Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) and the California State Parks.