Children's Gallery

Dig it Exhibit

Dig It! Explore Archaeology!

Discover the many layers of archaeology, in this hands-on children's gallery! Examine layers of history at the stratigraphy wall, and oversee an active archaeological site in the large photo-mural illustrating various aspects of archaeological field work.  In other hands-on elements, children explore how archaeologists study clues from ancient and historic sites.  They'll learn how these clues are used in identifying artifacts, such as ancient pottery, and create their own designs using interactive magnetic drawing slates.

Build a miniature Hohokam village or take a break and enjoy the museum's orientation video in the theater . Both children and adults will find this gallery entertaining, engaging, and educational... in fact, they'll "DIG IT"!