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Stories in the stars

Education Tuesday: Stories in the Stars

Posted on: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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

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

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Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure

Docent Phyllis Herbertson reads The Greatest Treasure

Education Tuesday: The Greatest Treasure

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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

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!

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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

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

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

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.

Lulu looking at layers

Education Tuesday: Stratigraphy Mystery!

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Dig deep into the principle of stratigraphy and the Law of Superposition! Learn how archaeologists use the layers of the earth in relative dating of artifacts. Use your best observation skills and decipher the clues to recreate a timeline of... read more

Education Tuesday: Ancestors Video

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Take a virtual tour of our Ancestors Exhibition and go behind the scenes into researchers' laboratories and Maxwell Museum Collections.


Education Tuesday: Corn Husk Dolls

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Maxwell Museum docent Carolyn Minette demonstrates how to make corn husk dolls. Celebrate the harvest and share the bounty of the season with corn husk dolls made by you!

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