Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive center Poway, CA

Welcome to the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center

A local Native American cultural and historical site located in Poway, CA

 

The Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai (Poway) is a five acre site rich in the local history of the Kumeyaay-Ipai Indian tribes. Follow the trails past ramadas, interpretive signage, native gardens and a replica of an 'ewaa (native Kumeyaay house). Morteros (grinding stones ) left by the original Kumeyaay inhabitants still remain on this historic site. Also visit the new Education Center to view artifacts and other interesting historical items and photos.

Docent-led tours for the public are held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month between 10:00 a.m. and 1 pm.

Docent led school tours are available Thursdays and Fridays, between 9 and noon. For more information visit http://poway.org/372/Tours

The City of Poway began acquiring the various parcels which comprise the Center beginning in 1987 to preserve the site as a significant American Indian cultural site. The Friends of the Kumeyaay, the San Pasqual Band of Indians, and the City of Poway have worked together to develop a vision for the property and to develop a replica Kumeyaay village.

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Upcoming Events!

Interpretive services day

Join park rangers and docents from Blue Sky Ecological Reserve and the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center for a fun-filled afternoon of crafts, wildlife and Native American artifact displays, presentations, plus docent-led and self-guided hikes.

KIIC will be participating at Blue Sky Reserve. Download the flyer here in pdf format. We hope to see you there!


Announcing:

Second Saturday Speaker Series
December 8, 2018, 1-2 pm

"Piedras Pintadas: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," speaker Greg Erickson, President of the SDRA Assn. and retired UCSD Professor.

Second Saturday Speaker Series
January 12, 2019, 1-2 pm

"Baja California-Central Desert, Ranches, Missions Native Americans, Cave Painting," Jerry Green, Native Plant Expert and Traveler.


Become a volunteer docent at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center!
More information


See photos from our Watercolor/Sketching Class
March 2018


Check back for details
on new classes:
Flint knapping, pottery, photography, rock art, basketry and more


 

© Friends of the Kumeyaay Friends of the Kumeyaay is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible. Mail your donation to P.O. Box 724, Poway Ca 92074-0724. Thank you!