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Museum Field Trips

Docent Led Tours

$10 per group

Although you are welcome to visit our galleries without an appointment, consider a docent presentation. We want your experience to be as positive as possible. Therefore, we limit group size to 30 and we expect four adults to chaperone school groups.

People of the Ancient Southwest

children in SW dress

Recommended Ages: all ages

Explore the legacy of the Southwest from Paleo-Indian times through the early Pueblo periods.

Experience the daily life of ancient people by studying the artifacts they left behind. Your group will dress in replicas of ancient textiles, grind corn, identify pottery styles and weave on basket frames.

Pre- and Post-visit curriculum

Investigating Natural History – Ancestors Tour

Investigating Natural History

Recommended Ages: 6th grade and up

Investigate our earliest origins as a distinct species!

Discover what makes us "human"; that is, what distinguishes us from our primate ancestors and cousins: bipedalism, brain capacity, tool use and manufacture; language and culture.

North Gallery Temporary Exhibition Tour

Recommended Ages: 9th grade to adults

Earth, Fire, and Life: Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics

Discover how the Chinese way of life is reflected in their material culture and what the influence of outside groups is on Chinese ceramics.  Evaluate the continuity and change among ancient and contemporary Chinese pottery.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided visits are free. We ask that groups call the education department to check our calendar and assign a date and time for your group, exclusive of any other groups. We recommend large groups divide into smaller groups of about 25-30 total people and stagger their entry every 30-45 minutes.

Download our guidelines for group visits.

 

Consider using the following gallery guides for a structured visit for school groups.

Ancestors Gallery Guide

People of the Southwest Gallery Guide

Object Analysis Worksheet K-4

Object Analysis Worksheet 5-8

Object Analysis Worksheet 9-12