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Education Tuesday: Ancestors Exhibit Scavenger Hunt

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:00am

After watching our Ancestors Exhibit virtual tour, download our Ancestors Exhibit Scavenger Hunt to go around the web and discover more about our early ancestors. Choose between our interactive PowerPoint presentation or PDF with answer key.... read more

Lulu and El Castillo

Lulu and El Castillo

Education Tuesday: Telling time at the Maya Pyramid of El Castillo

Posted on: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00am

Did you know there is a pyramid in Mexico that can tell time? This video models how the light and shadow effect on the pyramid El Castillo in Chichen Itza, Mexico tracks time-the spring equinox and the agricultural planting season during zenith... read more

Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Education Tuesday: Rio Grande Fish: Archaeology Superheroes!

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:15pm

Join superhero Catfish Cleo as she explores the Rio Grande River, archaeology, fishbones, how humans impact the environment and how they can take care of the earth. Download useful resources on how to Become a Superhero! and do your part to... read more

Stories in the stars

Education Tuesday: Stories in the Stars

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00am

People the world over have looked to the night sky and told stories about what they see. Be inspired by the stars and write your own constellation story. Then make your own constellation viewer to remember your story and share with a friend.... read more

Archaeologist Dr. Loa Traxler

Archaeologist Dr. Loa Traxler


Education Tuesday: Ask an Archaeologist!

Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00am

Dr. Loa Traxler, Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies Director at UNM answers questions about the field of archaeology and her career as a Mayan Archaeologist.

Ask an Archaeologist – Dr. Loa Traxler – grades 5-8

Ask an... read more

Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure

Docent Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure

Education Tuesday: The Greatest Treasure

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00am

Docent Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure. Discover Chinese proverbs and the greatest treasure of all! Visit our Educational Resources page for more information and activities on Chinese culture.


Moon Dragon and Lulu

Moon Dragon and Lulu

Education Tuesday: Moon Dragon!

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:15am

Explore shadow puppetry by watching this video of one of the eight famous Chinese horses, Moon Dragon and making shadow puppets of your own. Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year!

YouTube Video:

Shadow puppet instructions:

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People of the Southwest Virtual Exhibition Tour

Education Tuesday: People of the Southwest Exhibition Virtual Tour

Posted on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 8:00am

Take a virtual tour of our People of the Southwest Exhibition and hear stories of the people who live in the Southwest today and examine material culture of people who lived here in the past. Includes a virtual tour... read more

Docent Diana Shea presents the Weaving in the Southwest traveling trunk.

Docent Diana Shea presents the Weaving in the Southwest traveling trunk.

Education Tuesday: Weaving in the Southwest!

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 7:30am

Join Maxwell Museum docent Diana Shea as she presents the Weaving in the Southwest traveling trunk. Learn about the types of weaving and steps taken to make a woven item. Then watch our Goat in the Rug story time video where the goat in the rug... read more

Professor Ian Wallace demonstrating stone tool making

Professor Ian Wallace demonstrating stone tool making for the Ancestors virtual tour

Education Tuesday: New Resource for Ancestors Virtual Tour:

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:15am

From A (Adaptation) to T (Tool industries), visit the Educational Resources page on the Maxwell website for a vocabulary list and other useful resources to accompany the virtual tour of the Ancestors Exhibition.