Celebrate International Archaeology Day (IAD) and explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM) on Saturday, October 21 with a full day of archaeology fun! In collaboration with the Central Arizona Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, archaeology demonstrations, children’s activities, tours, and more will be available throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sign up for our mailing list to print a ticket for free admission on International Museum Day!
Archaeology aficionados of all ages will have the opportunity to witness preservation techniques on the prehistoric platform mound, do a simulated archaeological dig, attend a lecture, and do hands-on archaeology crafts. The Museum will also be offering tours of the archaeological site, as well as have artifact show and tell stations throughout the day. All IAD activities are included with paid Museum admission.
9 a.m. to noon – Mudslinging preservation demonstration on platform mound
10 a.m. to noon – Archaeology for Kids excavation activity
Noon to 1 p.m. – Lecture — Perpetual Mystery: The Archaeological History of Stonehengeby Brandelyn M. Andres, Professor of Art History — Yavapai College Prescott
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Hohokam art crafts for kids
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tours of the archaeological site and artifact cart show & tell