Learn and practice Tai Chi at SDCHM’s Garden with instructor Dane Dormio! Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Enjoy a Tai Chi session located in SDCHM’s beautiful garden filled with Chinese plants, koi fish, and ancient stone sculptures.


Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese history, culture, and art, with our monthly lecture series featuring special guest speakers of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. SDCHM guest speakers include a variety of students, academics, and professionals who will share a unique viewpoint on their interesting topics. Bring the whole family because these lectures assume no prior knowledge, nonetheless, they offer fresh perspectives for those well versed in Chinese history, culture, and art.


On the second Saturday of each month from 11am-12pm, hear from one of our docents about the early history of the Museum downtown area in the late 1880’s and 1890’s. You will learn about pertinent places that are original and still in existence, such as the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and the Quin Residence. These recollections are important to the Chinese and San Diego community because they relate to a history that might be lost without these recollections. The docent will tell his or her experiences to bridge the cultural gap between the Chinatown and the Asian Pacific Historic District of the past and present.