All archaeology talks are FREE and open to the public! Talks are geared toward adult general audiences. Like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming programs.
Stay tuned for our Fall 2018 lineup!
Can't make it to the museum during the week? Have small children interested in fun and engaging hands-on activities? Join us for one of our Saturday programs or after-hours events!
Archaeology Craft and Story Time: The Pot that Juan Built, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00am-11:00am
Join us for a read-aloud of the book "The Pot that Juan Built" by Nancy Andrews-Goebel on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00am! Stick around after the story to make your own air-dry clay pot! Admission to this event is FREE, but space is limited to 20 children. Please email Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
Parents or guardians must remain with their children through the duration of the event.
Drop-In Family Saturday at the Museum: Colonial Games, Saturday, June 9, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm
The USA Archaeology Museum is open one Saturday per month and our June event will feature colonial games for children and their families! Drop in any time between 11am and 2pm to play with marbles, jacks, whirligigs, and more. We'll also have a few craft activities set up.
The museum galleries will also be open for self-guided tours, and is a great place to take out-of-town guests you may have visiting this summer! Admission is free.
Fun Friday Crafts at the Museum: Shell Gorgets, Friday, June 15, 2018, 10:00am-11:00am
Stop by the Archaeology Museum on Friday, June 15 from 10:00am-11:00am and make your own Mississippian gorget necklace out of terra cotta air-dry clay and seashells! This event is ideal for children of all ages. Admission to the event and the museum is free.
Space is limited to 20 children, so please email Candice at email@example.com to secure your spot.
Drop-In Family Saturday at the Museum: Magnificent Moundbuilders, Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11am to 2pm for our monthly family Saturday program! This month's program theme is "Magnificent Moundbuilders." We'll be reading "The Great Ball Game" by Joseph Bruchac in our Mississippian Chief's House at 11:15am and 1:00pm. Stick around before or after the story to make your own Chief's necklace out of clay! Admission to the event is free.
This is also a great opportunity to tour the museum if you are unable to make it during our regular weekday operating hours. We hope to see you there!
Archaeology Craft and Story Time: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:00am-11:00am
Children ages 5-8 and their parents are invited to join us at the Archaeology Museum for a read-aloud of the book "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes" by Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac. Following our story, children will make their own talking sticks made from log sticks, feathers and yarn! Admission to the event is FREE!
Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Please email Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot. Parents or guardians must remain with children at all times throughout the duration of the program.
Drop-In Family Saturday: Prehistoric Pottery Puzzles, Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm
Join us on Saturday, August 11, 2018 for our monthly family Saturday program! Stop by anytime between 11am-2pm to tour the museum and create your own pottery puzzle! Admission to the event is FREE.
One of the most common items found at archaeological sites is pottery, or objects made of clay. Looking at a single pot might tell you how old it was or how it was made. Most of the time, pottery is found broken into many pieces! Archaeologists read the parts like pieces of a puzzle.