Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Poway

Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Poway Come visit on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm. Located at 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail. Poway, CA. For more information (858) 668-1292.
The KIIC is a 5-acre site rich in local history. The Friends of the Kumeyaay, the San Pasqual Band of Indians, and the City of Poway work together to educate and preserve the property. Docents offer tours about the heritage of the Kumeyaay.

Family visit! Pat Fuller Cora Ann Lacher
11/09/2019

Family visit! Pat Fuller Cora Ann Lacher

10/29/2019

A few years ago in the desert.

This agave plant is growing fast!  When will it bloom?
10/26/2019

This agave plant is growing fast! When will it bloom?

Faces of the Kumeyaay Photographs by Edward Curtis (1868-1952)Photographer of the “vanishing” Native AmericanOn disp...
10/12/2019

Faces of the Kumeyaay
Photographs by Edward Curtis (1868-1952)
Photographer of the “vanishing” Native American
On display at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center
Through December
Open 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10-1

A Kumeyaay Woman, Santa Ysabel

Fall has arrived at KIIC.
09/28/2019

Fall has arrived at KIIC.

We accomplished this much in a short time!  Thank you to our community for volunteering and learning with us today.
09/21/2019

We accomplished this much in a short time! Thank you to our community for volunteering and learning with us today.

Many hands make light work. Ages 4 to infinity are here today to build an e’waa.
09/21/2019

Many hands make light work. Ages 4 to infinity are here today to build an e’waa.

We are re-thatching e’waas today with help our community members.
09/21/2019

We are re-thatching e’waas today with help our community members.

Relive the Past Today! Step back in time with us for a glimpse into the life of the Kumeyaay Indians. With materials har...
08/30/2019

Relive the Past Today!

Step back in time with us for a glimpse into the life of the Kumeyaay Indians. With materials harvested from the site we will rethatch e'waas (traditional shelters used by the Kumeyaay). No tools needed.

Bring your family to experience everyday life as it was lived long ago.

When: September 21
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
*Refreshments will be available*

This event is FREE
Sign up at 858.668.4781 or [email protected]

We are open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. We will be open again on August 24th from 10 am to 1 pm. Come early ...
08/13/2019

We are open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. We will be open again on August 24th from 10 am to 1 pm. Come early to beat the heat! Learn about the original Pauwai natives on docent-led tours.

We are open today until 1 pm. Join us!
08/10/2019

We are open today until 1 pm. Join us!

In spite of the heat, it was a busy day at KIIC. Boy Scouts came early for trail maintenance, and 28 visitors from far a...
07/28/2019

In spite of the heat, it was a busy day at KIIC. Boy Scouts came early for trail maintenance, and 28 visitors from far and near, braced the heat to hike up the hill, then enjoyed the AC inside while experiencing, hands on, artifacts from the past.

A lovely day at KIIC
06/09/2019

A lovely day at KIIC

Full bloom at Kumeyaay site.
04/27/2019

Full bloom at Kumeyaay site.

KIIC was pleased to be a part of Poway Valley Garden Club’s garden tour this year. The site was was in full bloom,  th...
04/14/2019

KIIC was pleased to be a part of Poway Valley Garden Club’s garden tour this year. The site was was in full bloom, thanks to the plentiful rain and warm spring days.

04/11/2019

Author Richard Carrico will be speaking at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Poway on Saturday April 13th starting at 1:00 pm. The center will be open to the public starting at 10:00 am, so you can arrive early and explore!

Please join us this Saturday, 4/13/2019 at 1:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be Richard Carrico speaking on the Kumeyaay. ...
04/09/2019

Please join us this Saturday, 4/13/2019 at 1:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be Richard Carrico speaking on the Kumeyaay. The site will be open from 10 am to 1 pm.

Spring has sprung at KIIC!  We had more than 35 visitors today and a Flat Stanley from Arizona.
03/23/2019

Spring has sprung at KIIC! We had more than 35 visitors today and a Flat Stanley from Arizona.

03/23/2019
A big thank you to our guest speaker, Connor Leone, from Ecolife Conservation. Guests learned about indoor cooking stove...
03/10/2019

A big thank you to our guest speaker, Connor Leone, from Ecolife Conservation. Guests learned about indoor cooking stoves to protect both humans and the Monarch butterfly biosphere and utilizing aquaponics to grow plants making the most efficient use of water and natural resources. It was very enlightening and educational.

Beautiful day at KIIC.
03/09/2019

Beautiful day at KIIC.

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Speaker Series tomorrow, 3/9/19 featuring Connor Leone from Ecolife Conservation.  This...
03/08/2019

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Speaker Series tomorrow, 3/9/19 featuring Connor Leone from Ecolife Conservation. This free event is open to the public.

Thanks to abundant rain, and a few sunny days, things are starting to bloom at the Kumeyaay Interpretive Center in Poway...
03/01/2019

Thanks to abundant rain, and a few sunny days, things are starting to bloom at the Kumeyaay Interpretive Center in Poway. Look closely to find wild cucumber vine, growing on the Laurel Sumac.

Wonderful, Watchful Woodrat!Saturday, February 231:00 pm – 2:00 pmKumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive CenterParking available a...
02/20/2019

Wonderful, Watchful Woodrat!

Saturday, February 23

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center

Parking available at 13104 Carriage Road, Poway

Have you heard of World Rat Day? This year it will be celebrated on April 4. Come out to the Kumeyaay-Ipai Center this Saturday to learn about a special kind of rat – our very cute, adorable Big-Eared Woodrat. This native is also called a ‘pack rat’ because of its love of shiny objects which it collects and takes back to its nest! Naturalist and teacher Linda Hawley will delight young and not so young as she brings animated enthusiasm to her entertaining program!

02/15/2019

Don’t miss our next Second Saturday Speaker Series! Our next guest will be Bill Toone of EcoLife Conservation. Join us at 1:00 pm. See you there!

Learn more at
https://www.ecolifeconservation.org/

Thanks to Jerry Green for presenting on Central Baja Plants yesterday and to the many guests in attendance.
01/13/2019

Thanks to Jerry Green for presenting on Central Baja Plants yesterday and to the many guests in attendance.

Due to the forecasted rain tomorrow, 1/12/19, the site will be closed. However, the Second Saturday Speaker, Jerry Green...
01/11/2019

Due to the forecasted rain tomorrow, 1/12/19, the site will be closed. However, the Second Saturday Speaker, Jerry Green, will present On the “Baja Desert” at 1:00 pm as scheduled.

This Saturday at 1 pm, hear Jerry Green’s presentation on the “Baja Desert.”
01/10/2019

This Saturday at 1 pm, hear Jerry Green’s presentation on the “Baja Desert.”

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Series on January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Our featured speaker, Jerry Green, will discuss ...
01/02/2019

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Series on January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Our featured speaker, Jerry Green, will discuss Baja California & the Central Desert. Jerry is well-traveled and will discuss the unique characteristics of the desert night, plants, animals & Native Americans. His book “Central Desert Plants” will also be for sale. Please join us!

12/30/2018
12/30/2018

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Series on January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Our featured speaker, Jerry Green, will discuss Baja California & the Central Desert. Jerry is well-traveled and will discuss the unique characteristics of the desert night, plants, animals & Native Americans. His book “Central Desert Plants” will also be for sale. Please join us!

Re-thatching the ‘Ewaas just in time for Winter.
12/22/2018

Re-thatching the ‘Ewaas just in time for Winter.

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Series on January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Our featured speaker, Jerry Green, will discuss ...
12/19/2018

Don’t miss our Second Saturday Series on January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Our featured speaker, Jerry Green, will discuss Baja California & the Central Desert. Jerry is well-traveled and will discuss the unique characteristics of the desert night, plants, animals & Native Americans. His book “Central Desert Plants” will also be for sale. Please join us!

Ventura County Archaeological Society
12/09/2018

Ventura County Archaeological Society

Ventura County Archaeological Society
12/09/2018

Ventura County Archaeological Society

Howka Pauwai! 💕

12/07/2018

Don’t forget our first Saturday Speaker Series talk at 1 pm, December 8th, at the Center. Greg Erickson will be our speaker telling the history of the Piedras Pintadas.

11/23/2018

C’mon in tomorrow, Saturday. 11/24/18, in order to share culture and history with visitors in Poway

Blue Sky Preserve was the perfect setting for Interpretive Services Day. KIIC & Blue Sky docents were well represented a...
11/20/2018

Blue Sky Preserve was the perfect setting for Interpretive Services Day. KIIC & Blue Sky docents were well represented as children of all ages learned, crafted and played. Photo credit: Criselda Yee

A great horned owl from Project Wildlife.
11/17/2018

A great horned owl from Project Wildlife.

Interpretive Services Day at Blue Sky,  fun & FREE for all!
11/17/2018

Interpretive Services Day at Blue Sky, fun & FREE for all!

KIIC will be participating. Please join us!
11/16/2018

KIIC will be participating. Please join us!

11/13/2018

Announcing:
Second Saturday Speaker Series
December 8, 2018,
KIIC, 13104 Ipai-Waaypuk Trail
"Piedras Pintadas: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," speaker Greg Erickson, President of the SDRA Assn. and retired UCSD Professor. 1-2 pm.

Second Saturday Speaker Series
January 12, 2019
"Baja California-Central Desert, Ranches, Missions Native Americans, Cave Painting,"
Jerry Green, Native Plant Expert and Traveler. 1-2 pm.

We love the thank you notes that 3rd grade students write to us.  I don’t know that we always “open you to the world...
11/10/2018

We love the thank you notes that 3rd grade students write to us. I don’t know that we always “open you to the world” but we try to share this part of it with you.

Docents from KIIC, Blue Sky Ecological Preserve and their guests enjoyed a  presentation on ethnobotany by Mike Wilken-R...
10/25/2018

Docents from KIIC, Blue Sky Ecological Preserve and their guests enjoyed a presentation on ethnobotany by Mike Wilken-Robertson, author of “Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias.” Mike shared slides and his knowledge of native plants and the Kumeyaay people of the Californias.

The Kumeyaay were expert basket makers. This basket is made of Juncus, and can be used as a bowl. It also has another us...
10/22/2018

The Kumeyaay were expert basket makers. This basket is made of Juncus, and can be used as a bowl. It also has another use. Visit the KIIC in Poway to learn what that is. We are open the second and fourth Saturdays , weather permitting.

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13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trl
Poway, CA
92064

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