Enjoy your museum in South Bay San Diego, The Bonita Museum contains two large galleries for visitors to view history, art, and cultural exhibits. The front gallery presents a portion of the museum’s permanent collection which depicts the history of the region including Rancho de la Nacion ranchos and the Sweetwater Valley. The larger second gallery presents changing exhibits such as local contemporary art, history and cultural exhibitions.
The Bonita Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, art, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nacion in South San Diego County.
Entry is free to the museum
Proctor Valley Monster Footprint
Paleontology of the Sweetwater Valley and San Diego
Sculpture of San Diego Symphony conductor Mastro Jahja Ling
Mehl Lawson, Cowboy Artists of America sculpture
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Art, History, and Culture exhibitions:
NOV- Sine Kwento: Filipino Stories in Film Nov. 7 – Dec. 24, 2020
Sine Kwento: Filipino Stories in Fim with filmmakers Benito Bautista and Emma Francisco. Sine Kwento “remembering our past by celebrating and sharing its inspiration” is an exhibition about the history of Philippine Cinema. Starting in the Philippines and then transitioning to California, the exhibition takes visitors from the beginnings of cinema into the modern age of media and content creation by Filipino-American vloggers in San Diego, California including curators Benito Bautista and Emma Francisco. Programming includes film screenings created by global Filipino filmmakers, as well as panel discussions and open-mic activities with creative collaborators in film, music, and spoken-word (poetry) by San Diego Filipino-American artists.
For a full schedule of virtual and in-person events please see link
Meet the curators and see the exhibition (20 min. video)
(virtual exhibition online ) Chula Vista Art Guild
October 12 – November 2nd, 2020
Day of the Dead:
Siqueiros Art Foundation
Oct.30 – Nov.2
Visit Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
4355 Bonita Road
Bonita, CA 91902
Open Wednesday through Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM
4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA